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Aretino

[ahr-i-tee-noh; Italian ah-re-tee-naw]
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noun
  1. Pie·tro [pye-traw] /ˈpyɛ trɔ/, 1492–1556, Italian satirist and dramatist.
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Historical Examples

  • Aretino says he drew egregiamente, and was a great lover of music.

    The Civilisation of the Renaissance in Italy

    Jacob Burckhardt

  • Aretino may not only have known, but have also told the truth about them in this particular.

  • Aretino was a base-born adventurer for whom no historian seems to have a good word.

    Venice

    Dorothy Menpes

  • Aretino, frightened, dared not go out of his house for a year or more.

    Isabella Orsini

    Francesco Domenico Guerrazzi

  • Aretino's death in 1556 must have been a great blow to Titian.

    Titian

    Samuel Levy Bensusan


British Dictionary definitions for aretino

Aretino

noun
  1. Pietro (ˈpjɛːtro). 1492–1556, Italian satirist, poet, and dramatist, noted for his satirical attacks on leading political figures
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