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[pee-az-uh, -ah-zuh or for 1, 3 especially British, pee-at-suh, -aht-; for 1 also Italian pyaht-tsah] /piˈæz ə, -ˈɑ zə or for 1, 3 especially British, piˈæt sə, -ˈɑt-; for 1 also Italian ˈpyɑt tsɑ/

noun, plural piazzas Italian, piazze
[pyaht-tse] /ˈpyɑt tsɛ/ (Show IPA)
an open square or public place in a city or town, especially in Italy.
Chiefly New England and Inland South. a large porch on a house; veranda.
Chiefly British. an arcade or covered walk or gallery, as around a public square or in front of a building.
/pɪˈætsə; -ˈædzə; Italian ˈpjattsa/
a large open square in an Italian town
(mainly Brit) a covered passageway or gallery

1580s, “public square in an Italian town,” from Italian piazza, from Latin platea “courtyard, broad street,” from Greek plateia (hodos) “broad (street);” see place (n.). According to OED, mistakenly applied in English 1640s to the colonnade of Covent Garden, designed by Inigo Jones, rather than to the marketplace itself; hence “the verandah of a house” (1724, chiefly American English).
piazza [(pee-az-uh, pee-ah-zuh, pee-aht-suh)]

An open square, especially in a city or town in Italy.


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