belvedere

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Italian belvedere (literally fair view).

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

belvedere (plural belvederes)

  1. (architecture) A turret or other raised structure offering a pleasant view of the surrounding area.
    • 1919, Ronald Firbank, Valmouth, hardback edition, Duckworth, page 57:
      “One evening,” she went on, “while Madame Orio was fast asleep in her little belvedere (it being the good old lady's habit to repair there to rest after a bottle or two of red Padua wine), Manette and Marton left the widow's house noiselessly in the Campo San Zobenigo, and made their way running towards the Piazza of St. Mark's.”
    • 1982, Lawrence Durrell, Constance, Faber & Faber, published 2004, page 761:
      The most important thing, she reflected, as she stood on the balcony of the Mairie which formed a most useful belvedere over the town, was to make her appearance as commonplace and down at heel as possible [] .

Translations[edit]


Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From bel (nice, fair, beautiful, apocopic form of bello) +‎ vedere (view, sight, noun verb meaning “to see”).

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • IPA(key): /ˌbɛl.veˈde.re/
  • Hyphenation: bel‧ve‧dé‧re
  • Rhymes: -ere

Noun[edit]

belvedere m (plural belvederi)

  1. (architecture) belvedere (raised structure offering a pleasant view of the surrounding area)
    Synonyms: terrazza panoramica

Adjective[edit]

belvedere (invariable)

  1. Having good visibility (used especially of tourist coaches).

Portuguese[edit]

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Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Italian belvedere (literally fair view).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

belvedere m (plural belvederes)

  1. (architecture) belvedere (raised structure offering a pleasant view of the surrounding area)
    Synonyms: torre de observação