follow Dictionary.com

11 Trending Words of 2014

Varèse

[vuh-reyz, -rez, French va-rez] /vəˈreɪz, -ˈrɛz, French vaˈrɛz/
noun
1.
Edgard
[ed-gar] /ɛdˈgar/ (Show IPA),
1885–1965, U.S. composer, born in France.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for edgard varese

Varese

/Italian vaˈreːse/
noun
1.
a historic city in N Italy, in Lombardy near Lake Varese: manufacturing centre, esp for leather goods. Pop: 80 511 (2001)

Varèse

/væˈrɛz/
noun
1.
Edgar(d) (ɛdɡar). 1883–1965, US composer, born in France. His works, which combine extreme dissonance with complex rhythms and the use of electronic techniques, include Ionisation (1931) and Poème électronique (1958)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Encyclopedia Article for edgard varese

Varese

city, Lombardia (Lombardy) regione, northern Italy. It lies among the Alpine foothills descending to the Lake Varese, north of Milan. The modern Piazza Monte Grappa is a square in the centre of the city. Notable buildings include the basilica of San Vittore (1580-1615), with paintings of the 17th-century Lombard school and a Baroque bell tower; the Municipal Palace (1766-72), a former castle of the dukes of Este with adjacent scenic landscaped public gardens; and the civic museum, displaying prehistoric, Roman, and natural-history exhibits. The environs of Varese include Sacro Mountain, with the pilgrimage church of Santa Maria del Monte (1684) symbolizing the Holy Rosary, and Campo dei Fiori Mountain, site of an important observatory. Industries include the manufacture of leather goods, particularly shoes, together with textiles, machinery, and plastics. Pop. (2006 est.) mun., 82,809.

Learn more about Varese with a free trial on Britannica.com
Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for Varèse

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for edgard

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends