galleria

galleria

[gal-uh-ree-uh]
noun
1.
a spacious passageway, court, or indoor mall, usually with a vaulted roof and lined with commercial establishments.
2.
gallery ( defs 7, 8, 9, 10 ).

Origin:
1900–05; < Italian. See gallery

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galleria (ˌɡæləˈriːə)
 
n
a central court through several storeys of a shopping centre or department store onto which shops or departments open at each level
 
[C20: from Italian; see gallery]

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galleria
It. form of gallery.
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