Definition of Milanese in English:


Pronunciation /ˌmiləˈnēz/ /ˌmɪləˈniz/


  • Relating to or characteristic of the Italian city of Milan or its inhabitants.

    ‘recognizable Milanese buildings’
    • ‘On the lake itself are the Borromeo islands which belong to a Milanese family of long lineage and high standing.’
    • ‘He transformed the Milanese club into a business enterprise.’
    • ‘The Milanese audience always responded to him with unconditional love.’
    • ‘The Milanese orchestra is a relatively new one.’
    • ‘The bikini reigned on the Milanese catwalks and was elegantly displayed by the most popular top models in the industry.’


  • A native or inhabitant of the Italian city of Milan.

    ‘there is a wonderful bustling atmosphere as the Milanese ponder their choices’
    • ‘He was eventually permitted to teach privately and a great many prominent young Milanese studied with him.’
    • ‘The Milanese survived all attempts at reform.’
    • ‘Even while heading home from work the Milanese both walk and dress as if they've just stepped out of a sultry Italian movie.’