Pronunciation: (pē-az'u, -ä'zu or, for 1, 3 esp. Brit., pē-at'su, -ät'-; for 1 also It. pyät'tsä), [key]
—pl. pi•az•zas, It. piaz•zePronunciation: (pyät'tse). [key]
1. an open square or public place in a city or town, esp. in Italy.
2. Chiefly New Eng. and Inland South.a large porch on a house; veranda.
3. Chiefly Brit.an arcade or covered walk or gallery, as around a public square or in front of a building.
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