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[buh-lee-nee; Italian bel-lee-nee]
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  1. Gen·ti·le [jen-tee-le] /dʒɛnˈti lɛ/1427?–1507, Venetian painter (son of Jacopo): teacher of Giorgione and Titian.
  2. Gio·van·ni [jaw-vahn-nee] /dʒɔˈvɑn ni/1430?–1516, Venetian painter (son of Jacopo).
  3. Ja·co·po [jah-kaw-paw] /ˈdʒɑ kɔ pɔ/1400?–70, Venetian painter.
  4. Vin·cen·zo [veen-chen-dzaw] /vinˈtʃɛn dzɔ/1801?–35, Italian composer of opera.
  5. (lowercase) a cocktail made with sparkling wine and peach purée.
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  • Albrecht frankly admired and made much of all Bellini's works.

    Albert Durer

    T. Sturge Moore

  • Then says Bellini: "I want you to make me a present of one of the brushes with which you draw hairs."

    Albert Durer

    T. Sturge Moore

  • The Princess Bellini was waiting for Roma when she returned to the drawing-room.

  • Tchaikovsky studied Liszt with one eye; the other he kept on Bellini and the Italians.

    Old Fogy

    James Huneker

  • A morning with Tintoretto might well be followed by a morning with Carpaccio or Bellini.

    New Italian sketches

    John Addington Symonds

British Dictionary definitions for bellini


  1. Giovanni (dʒoˈvanni). ?1430–1516, Italian painter of the Venetian school, noted for his altarpieces, landscapes, and Madonnas. His father Jacopo (?1400–70) and his brother Gentile (?1429–1507) were also painters
  2. Vincenzo (vinˈtʃɛntso). 1801–35, Italian composer of operas, esp La Sonnambula (1831) and Norma (1831)
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bellini in Medicine


  1. Italian anatomist known for his description of the anatomy of the kidney and his investigation into the sense of taste. Bellini's duct is named for him.
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