noun, plural pi·az·zas, Italian piaz·ze [pyaht-tse] /ˈpyɑt tsɛ/.
Origin of piazza
Examples from the Web for piazza
Piazza talks to Sister Madonna Buder, the “Iron Nun,” who is the oldest person to ever finish an Ironman Triathlon.
“They would not be able to devote themselves so completely to service if they had a husband or kids,” asserts Piazza.
“I kept thinking, wow, nobody is telling the real story, which is all the good these women are doing,” says Piazza.
“He spent most of his time trying to impress me,” Campbell tells Piazza about a meeting with Ryan.
I met Michael Winterbottom at the Rosati café in Piazza del Popolo in Rome in the spring of 2010.What It's Like to Watch Kate Beckinsale Play You in a Movie|Barbie Latza Nadeau|September 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Out from this window the little feet could trot upon the guarded roof of a piazza.An American Girl Abroad|Adeline Trafton
But not all the feet in the Piazza were hastening towards the steps.Romola|George Eliot
I went yesterday to the Piazza del Quirinale to see the royal processions come out of the palace and had a fine coign of vantage.Polly the Pagan|Isabel Anderson
Minnie, looking as fresh and sweet as ever, was on the piazza, and when the car stopped she hurried down the garden walk.The Rover Boys in Business|Arthur M. Winfield
All the medieval enthusiasms are reviewed and criticised from the standpoint of the Florentine bottega and piazza.Renaissance in Italy: Italian Literature|John Addington Symonds
British Dictionary definitions for piazza
Word Origin for piazza
Word Origin and History for piazza
1580s, "public square in an Italian town," from Italian piazza, from Latin platea "courtyard, broad street," from Greek plateia (hodos) "broad (street);" see place (n.). According to OED, mistakenly applied in English 1640s to the colonnade of Covent Garden, designed by Inigo Jones, rather than to the marketplace itself; hence "the verandah of a house" (1724, chiefly American English).
Culture definitions for piazza
An open square, especially in a city or town in Italy.