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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.
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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
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(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]
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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
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1. adjmilanese, alla milanese
2. n invmilanese m/f
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Duke Filippo being dead, the Milanese enlisted Francesco Sforza against the Venetians, and he, having overcome the enemy at Caravaggio,[*] allied himself with them to crush the Milanese, his masters.
She was not her child, but the daughter of a Milanese nobleman.
They also took the commandant of the fort, Gabrio Cerbellon by name, a Milanese gentleman, a great engineer and a very brave soldier.
Part of the time, the Milanese use it for a race track, and at other seasons they flood it with water and have spirited yachting regattas there.
Chapter 5 (Milano nell'Italia unita) discusses social and economic changes, educational programs, new technology and industrial advancements, and the impact of these on Italian and the Milanese dialect.
Veteran defender Mauro Milanese merely looking to be giving as good as he got from Jamaican Ricardo Fuller.
"Leonardo's drawings in Milan and Their Influence on the Graphic Work of the Milanese Artists," by Pietro C.
Sant Ambroeus, a high-end Milanese style cafe and ristorante, has selected The Lansco Corporation as exclusive agent for its planned Manhattan expansion.
Reopening in December, the original NGV has been given a $100 million overhaul by Milanese design maestro Mario Bellini in collaboration with local architectural team Metier 3.
La Scala Manager Antonio Ghiringhelli immediately guaranteed Nureyev's regular presence in Milan by fostering a legendary partnership with Milanese star Carla Fracci.
MICK QUINLAN, who landed a 46-1 two-year-old double at San Siro last month, bids to continue in the same vein with his three juvenile runners at the Milanese venue
Milan's celebrated Saffron Risotto, otherwise known as Risotto alla Milanese comes from crocus flowers.