marchese


marchese

marchese [mahr-key-zey; Italian mahr-ke-ze] ExamplesWord Origin noun, plural mar·che·si [mahr-key-zee Italian mahr-ke-zee] /mɑrˈkeɪ zi Italian mɑrˈkɛ zi/.

  1. an Italian nobleman, equivalent in rank to a marquis.

Origin of marchese From Italian, dating back to 1510–20; see origin at marquis marchesa [mahr-key-zuh; Italian mahr-ke-zah] noun, plural mar·che·se [mahr-key-zey; Italian mahr-ke-ze] /mɑrˈkeɪ zeɪ; Italian mɑrˈkɛ zɛ/.

  1. an Italian noblewoman, equivalent in rank to a marquise.
  2. the wife or widow of a marchese.

Origin of marchesa 1790–1800; Italian; feminine of marchese Examples from the Web for marchese Historical Examples of marchese

  • The Marchese had brought Lorenzi to the house only a few weeks before.

    Casanova’s Homecoming

    Arthur Schnitzler

  • The Marchese no longer troubled himself to deal to the others.

    Casanova’s Homecoming

    Arthur Schnitzler

  • Ere he had made up his mind upon this point, the Marchese had lost the venture.

    Casanova’s Homecoming

    Arthur Schnitzler

  • At length the Marchese had lost five hundred ducats to Casanova and Lorenzi.

    Casanova’s Homecoming

    Arthur Schnitzler

  • The Marchese, who was in a jovial mood, opened a bank for them.

    Casanova’s Homecoming

    Arthur Schnitzler

  • British Dictionary definitions for marchese marchese noun plural -si (-zi)

    1. (in Italy) a nobleman ranking below a prince and above a count; marquis

    marchesa noun plural -se (-ze)

    1. (in Italy) the wife or widow of a marchese; marchioness

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