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- (UK, US) IPA(key): /piˈæt.sə/, /piˈɑt.sə/
- (US) (veranda): IPA(key): /piˈæ.zə/, /piˈɑ.zə/
- A public square, especially in Italian cities.
- (US dialects, especially New England, dated) A veranda; a porch.
1913, Joseph C. Lincoln, chapter 1, in Mr. Pratt's Patients:
- Pretty soon I struck into a sort of path […]. It twisted and turned, […] and opened out into a big clear space like a lawn. And, back of the lawn, was a big, old-fashioned house, with piazzas stretching in front of it, and all blazing with lights.
- (Britain) A roofed gallery or arcade (for example around a public square or in front of a building).
- The plural piazze is used especially when the word refers to public squares in Italy, and plural piazzas when it refers to porches.
- In some Southern dialects, the variant form pizer is used.
- Thomas Durant Visser, Porches of North America (2012, ISBN 1611682207)
piazza f (plural piazze)