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loggia

[loj-uh, loh-jee-uh; Italian lawd-jah] /ˈlɒdʒ ə, ˈloʊ dʒi ə; Italian ˈlɔd dʒɑ/
noun, plural loggias Italian, loggie
[lawd-je] /ˈlɔd dʒɛ/ (Show IPA)
1.
a gallery or arcade open to the air on at least one side.
2.
a space within the body of a building but open to the air on one side, serving as an open-air room or as an entrance porch.
Origin
1735-1745
1735-45; < Italian; see lodge
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Examples from the web for loggia
  • The apartment has a lower-level great room with two entrances to the loggia, and three bedrooms with en-suite baths.
  • Main floor opens up to wonderful outdoor living area featuring a loggia overlooking the pool and gardens.
  • Interior rooms opening into each other without hallways and a rear cabinet-loggia range make up the plan.
  • Its loggia and clock sit above a roof of peaks and gables.
British Dictionary definitions for loggia

loggia

/ˈlɒdʒə; ˈlɒdʒɪə/
noun (pl) -gias, -gie (-dʒɛ)
1.
a covered area on the side of a building, esp one that serves as a porch
2.
an open balcony in a theatre
Word Origin
C17: Italian, from French loge. See lodge
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Word Origin and History for loggia
n.

"roofed galley used as an open-air room," 1742, from Italian loggia, from French loge (see lodge (n.)).

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