[ ree-al-toh ]
/ riˈæl toʊ /

noun, plural ri·al·tos.

an exchange or mart.

Words nearby rialto

Origin of rialto

1590–1660; after the Rialto in Venice

Definition for rialto (2 of 2)

[ ree-al-toh; for 1, 2 also Italian ree-ahl-taw ]
/ riˈæl toʊ; for 1, 2 also Italian riˈɑl tɔ /


a commercial center in Venice, Italy, consisting of an island and the surrounding district.
a bridge spanning the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy: constructed of marble in 1590.
a city in SW California, near Los Angeles.
the theater district of a city or town, especially the area around Broadway in New York City.
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British Dictionary definitions for rialto (1 of 2)

/ (rɪˈæltəʊ) /

noun plural -tos

a market or exchange

Word Origin for rialto

C19: after the Rialto

British Dictionary definitions for rialto (2 of 2)

/ (rɪˈæltəʊ) /


an island in Venice, Italy, linked with San Marco Island by the Rialto Bridge (1590) over the Grand Canal: the business centre of medieval and renaissance Venice
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