Definition of duomo in US English:

duomo

nounPlural duomos

  • An Italian cathedral.

    • ‘If we weren't touring some medieval fortress, drinking delicious red wine or visiting a duomo, we were on the bus headed to our next destination.’
    • ‘Went to il duomo and Ponte Vecchio and Palazzo Vecchio and Piazza della signora.’
    • ‘The first complete afternoon, we passed the duomo, Piazza della Signoria, the Arno River - and in the end we just wanted to find a quiet little restaurant, void of tourist talk and familiar accents.’
    • ‘Macerata's duomo, or cathedral, has an unfinished facade that is nothing spectacular, and I prefer this view, the back of the church.’
    • ‘If you're eager to have the duomo to yourself, or to stroll through the Villa Mansi with a glass of something fortifying in your hand, persuade a friend to marry in Lucca.’
    • ‘As a young man (at the points where in a more conventional biography we would be expecting to hear about sexual awakening and first love) he was involved in the hoisting of a 20-ton copper orb onto the apex of Florence's duomo.’
    • ‘A loud Women's Lib meeting was in progress when we walked down the long street past the duomo to the Cappella Palatina.’
    • ‘While you munch on your antipasti, you can view looped clips on flat screens of the duomos and gondolas of Italy and snippets of an actress admiring ancient Roman statues.’
    • ‘The small duomo of the Collegiata has a series of frescoes based on the life of Christ.’
    • ‘In Florence, charging for admissions started with the baptistery and the museum of the duomo - a nuisance that did not prevent visits or prayer in the church proper.’
    • ‘The author, whose previous book was the story of the Florence duomo, is a gifted, judicious, compelling narrator, who tells a complex story clearly.’
    • ‘In southern Italy there was a marriage of Byzantine and Romanesque styles, as can be seen at San Nicola in Bari and the duomos of Salerno, Amalfi, Troia, Trani, Molfetta and Bitonto.’

Origin

Italian, literally ‘dome’.

Pronunciation

duomo

/ˈdwōmō/