Pronunciation: (loj'u, lō'jē-u; It.lôd'jä), [key]
—pl. -gias, It. -giePronunciation: (-je). [key]
1. a gallery or arcade open to the air on at least one side.
2. a space within the body of a building but open to the air on one side, serving as an open-air room or as an entrance porch.
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