piano nobile

piano nobile

[pyah-naw naw-bee-le]
plural piani nobili [pyah-nee naw-bee-lee] . Italian.
the principal story of a large building, as of a palace or villa.
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piano nobile (ˈpjɑːnəʊ ˈnəʊbɪlɪ)
 
n
architect the main floor of a large house, containing the reception rooms: usually of lofty proportions
 
[Italian: great floor]

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