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 (mĭ-lăn′, -län′)
A city of northern Italy northeast of Genoa. Probably of Celtic origin, it was taken by the Romans in 222 bc and has been an important commercial, financial, cultural, and industrial center since medieval times because of its strategic location.

Mil′a·nese′ (mĭl′ə-nēz′, -nēs′) adj. & n.


1. (Human Geography) of or relating to Milan, its people, culture, etc
2. (Textiles) of a fine lightweight knitted fabric of silk, rayon, etc
npl -ese
3. (Languages) the Italian dialect spoken in Milan
4. (Human Geography) a native or inhabitant of Milan


(ˌmɪl əˈniz, -ˈnis)

n., pl. -ese,
adj. n.
1. a native or inhabitant of Milan.
2. the form of Upper Italian spoken in and around Milan.
3. of or pertaining to Milan, its inhabitants, or their speech.
[1475–85; < Italian; see Milan, -ese]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Milanese - a native or inhabitant of Milan
Milan, Milano - the capital of Lombardy in northern Italy; has been an international center of trade and industry since the Middle Ages
Italian - a native or inhabitant of Italy
Adj.1.Milanese - of or relating to or characteristic of Milan or its peopleMilanese - of or relating to or characteristic of Milan or its people


1. adjmilanese, alla milanese
2. n invmilanese m/f
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The narrower geographical focus makes the Storia linguistica di Milano a more comprehensive analysis of the phonology, morphology, syntax and vocabulary of the Milanese dialect.
He has also written numerous articles on seventeenth-century Italian literature with special emphasis on works written in the Milanese dialect.
Time and again, however, he would resort to his native Milanese dialect, even with friends and colleagues who could not understand it, quoting centuries-old maxims and sayings, oftentimes echoing his beloved parents' preferred way of communicating with their three sons.