belvedere

[ bel-vi-deer, bel-vi-deer; for 3 also Italian bel-ve-de-re ]SEE DEFINITION OF belvedere
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Alfonso d'Este (born 1476) had it carved on the mantelpiece of his study at Belvedere.

There was a belvedere, and if we had only brought our blankets!

What is also common enough in that country, it was surmounted by a mirador, or “belvedere.”

The view from the belvedere was one of the most striking of its kind in the world.

The view from the Belvedere was one of the most striking of its kind in the world.

Near him lay another baron, Pandolfo of the lords of Belvedere.

There is an expansive and impressive view from the belvedere adjoining.

Toward the end of 1547 they were at work on the bastion of the Belvedere.

It is a long climb up to the belvedere of the low white building.

I must walk to regain my composure, therefore I fly to the Alley of the Belvedere.

WORD ORIGIN

"raised turret atop a house," 1590s, from Italian belvedere, literally "a fair sight," from bel, bello "beautiful" (from Latin bellus "beautiful, fair;" see bene-) + vedere "a view, sight" (see vista). Pronunciation perhaps influenced by the French form of the word. So called because it was used for viewing the grounds.

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