Definition of galleria in English:



  • A covered or enclosed area, especially one with commercial establishments for shopping, dining, etc.

    • ‘The Italian males gave me appreciative glances in fancy restaurants and gallerias, and comments of ‘bellissima, bellissima!’’
    • ‘A glass roof links the hitherto separate building with the main volumes to form a luminous entrance galleria.’
    • ‘When Morn says, ‘Blink break,’ I make blurry eye contact with Jason, who smiles at me, I think, before walking into the bustling galleria.’
    • ‘The university takes up three floors, connecting tower, podium and galleria.’
    • ‘You can also visit Santa Monica Place, a tri-level skylit galleria housing 570,000 square feet with 120 shops and eateries.’
    • ‘Instead of lulling at the galleria or taking in Lakers games, Ashley Peterson spends her free time spreading compassion for the homeless.’
    • ‘True, we don't have the benefit of a completed building to judge from; only the long, low gallerias and their offshoots - a changing exhibition gallery and the museum store - are open as of today.’
    • ‘The design envisages the creation of a new indoor street / galleria which will contain village centre type outlets.’
    • ‘Along these gallerias, daylit through courtyards and light wells from above, are all the large major institutional, commercial, and industrial activities as well as infrastructure, service, parking, tracks and transportation; activities whose large scale often disrupts the integrity of a traditional urban fabric, but which are necessary to sustain a modern urban economy.’
    • ‘Big suburban shopping malls once dominated the California landscape and lifestyle so completely that the state Supreme Court threw up its hands and designated the gallerias as the new town squares.’
    • ‘I made a little sketch of the sign at the Java City galleria, came home, and started to work.’
    shopping precinct, shopping complex, galleria
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Italian (see gallery).