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[bre-shah] /ˈbrɛ ʃɑ/
a city in central Lombardy, in N Italy.
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[bresh-uh n] /ˈbrɛʃ ən/ (Show IPA),
adjective Unabridged
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  • The Venetians, having well-grounded fears that Brescia would be next attacked, provided the best defense in their power.

  • The abbe was a native of Brescia, but he had chosen Sorento as his residence.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  • Her letters and her poems were collected and published in 1759 at Brescia, the city of her birth.

  • I say, let it be Bergamo; or be it Brescia, if you like; or Venice: she is ready.

    Vittoria, Complete George Meredith
  • A quarter of an hour after her return to headquarters the news arrived that the Austrians had advanced into Brescia.

    The Empress Josephine Louise Muhlbach
  • I have to tell you that Barto Rizzo has been here: he has started for Brescia.

    Vittoria, Complete George Meredith
  • With quick decision a French corps of observation was sent to seize Brescia and watch the Tyrolean passes.

    The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte William Milligan Sloane
  • Rome crowns him, and Brescia is my bloody ditch, and it is deserved!

    Vittoria, Complete George Meredith
  • He can only be fully studied in Brescia itself, where literally dozens of altarpieces and wall-paintings show him in every phase.

    The Venetian School of Painting Evelyn March Phillipps
  • She was to return to Brescia, while Napoleon, with his army, would meet the foe.

    The Empress Josephine Louise Muhlbach
British Dictionary definitions for Brescia


/Italian ˈbrɛʃʃa/
a city in N Italy, in Lombardy: at its height in the 16th century. Pop: 187 567 (2001) Ancient name Brixia (ˈbrɪksɪə)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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