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[boh-luh-neez, -nees, -luh n-yeez, -yees; for 2 also boh-luh n-yeyz, -yey-zee or, Italian, baw-law-nye-ze] /ˌboʊ ləˈniz, -ˈnis, -lənˈyiz, -ˈyis; for 2 also ˌboʊ lənˈyeɪz, -ˈyeɪ zi or, Italian, ˌbɔ lɔˈnyɛ zɛ/
of or relating to Bologna or its inhabitants.
Italian Cookery. served with a cream sauce typically containing prosciutto, ground beef, and cheese.
Fine Arts. noting a style or manner of painting developed in Bologna during the late 16th century by the Carracci, characterized chiefly by forms and colors derived from the Roman high renaissance and from the Venetians.
noun, plural Bolognese.
a native or inhabitant of Bologna.
Origin of Bolognese
1750-60; < Italian; see Bologna, -ese Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Tarquinio is well known in Turin, and seems to have derived some portion of his style from Cignani and the Bolognese of that age.

  • The Bolognese has made my portrait; he means to take it with him to Rome.

    Albert Durer T. Sturge Moore
  • Zeno was a tried administrator and soldier; he had commanded as podest the Bolognese forces at the siege of Ferrara.

    Venice and its Story Thomas Okey
  • They were the offspring of a Bolognese noble house, neither wealthy nor poor.

    Vittoria, Complete George Meredith
  • They say the Bolognese have tightened the hoops, since they discovered a strange amber beverage leaking from one of their casks.

    The Hill of Venus Nathan Gallizier
  • The second old man is il Dottore, who is a Bolognese, and a doctor of the University.

    Venetian Life William Dean Howells
  • We then entered the Bolognese, and things began to look a little better.

  • In connexion with these examples, there is also the Bolognese feiṅ, Ital.

British Dictionary definitions for Bolognese


/ˌbɒləˈniːz; -ˈneɪz/
of or relating to Bologna or its inhabitants
a native or inhabitant of Bologna
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Word Origin and History for Bolognese

1756, pertaining to Bologna (q.v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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