An Italian nobleman ranking above a count and below a prince.(noun)
Used as the title for such a nobleman.(noun)
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Use "marchese" in a sentence
"There was nothing for it but to find some snug little marquisate -- "marchese" sounded very well, though one could not be called"
"But once a "marchese," if she was very charitable, and did something in the way of a public work, the Holy"
"The marchese (marquis) would know; he's related to most of it."