Venetian

[ vuh-nee-shuh n ]
/ vəˈni ʃən /
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adjective

of or relating to Venice or its inhabitants.
pertaining to or designating a style of painting developed in Venice principally during the 15th and 16th centuries, characterized chiefly by rich, often warm colors and the illusion of deep space.
in or in imitation of the style typical of Venice: Venetian architecture.

noun

Origin of Venetian

1400–50; < Medieval Latin Venetiānus, equivalent to Veneti(a) Venice + Latin -ānus -an; replacing Middle English Venicien < Middle French
Related formsnon-Ve·ne·tian, adjective, noun
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Venetian

/ (vɪˈniːʃən) /

adjective

of, relating to, or characteristic of Venice or its inhabitants

noun

a native or inhabitant of Venice
(sometimes not capital) one of the tapes that join the slats of a Venetian blind
a cotton or woollen cloth used for linings
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Word Origin and History for venetian

Venetian


early 15c., "native or resident of Venice," from Medieval Latin Venetianus, from Venetia (see Venice). Also probably in part from Old French Venicien. As a kind of dress cloth, from 1710. Venetian blinds so called by 1791.

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