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[puh-laht-soh; Italian pah-laht-tsaw] /pəˈlɑt soʊ; Italian pɑˈlɑt tsɔ/
noun, plural palazzi
[puh-laht-see; Italian pah-laht-tsee] /pəˈlɑt si; Italian pɑˈlɑt tsi/ (Show IPA)
an impressive public building or private residence; palace.
Origin of palazzo
< Italian: literally, palace Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • It is then that I would have you remember the palazzo Giovanelli.

  • The porter of the palazzo Leone was asleep in his lodge, and Rossi passed upstairs.

    The Eternal City Hall Caine
  • "You are late," said the incognito, when we had walked so far away from the palazzo as to be out of hearing of the crowd.

    Olla Podrida Frederick Marryat
  • She was back in the room in a moment, and they set out for the palazzo Gondi.

    Davenport Dunn, Volume 2 (of 2) Charles James Lever
  • The ancient city itself is partly seen, and the massive Duomo and the palazzo Vecchio tower proudly above the trees!

    The Fortunes Of Glencore Charles James Lever
Word Origin and History for palazzo

1660s, from Italian palazzo (see palace).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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