Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to Venice, Italy, or its people, language, or culture.
  • n. A native or inhabitant of Venice, Italy.
  • n. The variety of Italian spoken in Venice.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of, from, or relating to Venice.
  • n. An inhabitant or a resident of Venice and the region of Venezia.
  • proper n. The Romance language spoken mostly in the Veneto region of Italy, sometimes considered to be a dialect of Italian. It should not be confused with Venetic, an extinct Indo-European language once spoken in the same area.
  • proper n. The form of this language spoken in Venice.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to Venice in Italy.
  • n. A native or inhabitant of Venice.
  • n. Galligaskins.
  • n. A Venetian blind.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A kind of soft woolen cloth with a closely finished face.
  • Of or pertaining to the city, province, or former republic of Venice, in northern Italy, on the edge of the Adriatic.
  • n. A native of Venice.
  • n. [lowercase] plural A particular fashion of hose or breeches reaching below the knee, originally brought from Venice: same as galligaskins, 1.
  • n. A Venetian blind.
  • n. plural A heavy kind of tape or braid made for Venetian blinds, to hold the slats in place.
  • n. Same as domino, 2.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a resident of Venice
  • adj. of or relating to or characteristic of Venice or its people

Etymologies

Medieval Latin Venetiānus, from Venetia, Venice.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Venetia +‎ -an, from Latin Venetia ("Venice"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • But he did well enough to allow them to move up to a handsome two-story house in Venetian Isles with a dock on the canal.

    Joseph Cao, the unlikely congressman from New Orleans

  • (We know first-hand that The Venetian is having trouble.)

    Net disconnection

  • Gondoliers in Venetian clothing propel the boats, which were used for centuries as the chief means of transportation within Venice, Italy, through the water with a single oar.

    Journey to Amore Aboard a Venetian Gondola with Gondola Getaway

  • I made notes like "men speaking in Venetian dialect", thinking it would be super-useful for authentic period background chatter, only to discover (of course) that there isn't an Italian word in the film, other than "Casanova".

    Helping Casanova

  • I always keep an eye out for digital archives that might contain Venetian material.

    Veniceblog:

  • What is it that finally makes Count Volpi participate in Venetian society, if only for one night at the Save Venice ball?

    The City of Falling Angels by John Berendt: Questions

  • More important, he heard America singing, and talking, even when he was glamorously expatriated in Venetian palaces, Riviera chateaux, and South Seas luxury hideaways.

    One Swell Party

  • Author Jan Morris wrote a hilarious bit on this subject in The World Of Venice: Every Venetian is a connoissuer, with a strong bias towards the local product.

    Veniceblog:

  • Courtesans once held a place in Venetian society that could occasionally border on the exhalted, as the careers of brilliant women like the famed Veronica Franco illustrate.

    Veniceblog:

  • Beyond Venice: Glass in Venetian Style, 1500 - 1750

    Save Venice New York Lecture Series Winter 2004

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