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[puh-laht-soh; Italian pah-laht-tsaw]
noun, plural pa·laz·zi [puh-laht-see; Italian pah-laht-tsee] /pəˈlɑt si; Italian pɑˈlɑt tsi/.
  1. an impressive public building or private residence; palace.
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Origin of palazzo

< Italian: literally, palace
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Examples from the Web for palazzo

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  • The porter of the Palazzo Leone was asleep in his lodge, and Rossi passed upstairs.

  • She was back in the room in a moment, and they set out for the Palazzo Gondi.

  • The household of the Palazzo Balbi was unusually busy and active.

    One Of Them

    Charles James Lever

  • The Palazzo della Torre was for a fortnight the resort of the curious and the idle.

    The Fortunes Of Glencore

    Charles James Lever

  • At the steps of the Palazzo della Ragione he halted, cap in hand.

    Little Novels of Italy

    Maurice Henry Hewlett

Word Origin and History for palazzo


1660s, from Italian palazzo (see palace).

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