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[bot-i-chel-ee; Italian bawt-tee-chel-lee] /ˌbɒt ɪˈtʃɛl i; Italian ˌbɔt tiˈtʃɛl li/
[san-droh,, sahn-;; Italian sahn-draw] /ˈsæn droʊ,, ˈsɑn-;; Italian ˈsɑn drɔ/ (Show IPA),
(Alessandro di Mariano dei Filipepi) 1444?–1510, Italian painter.
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Botticellian, adjective Unabridged
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  • Then he paused to inquire of Pierre: "Did you know it was a Botticelli?"

  • Could not her old favourite Botticelli have supplied him with a lovelier type?

    Audrey Craven May Sinclair
  • A good lady who goes to the art class is able to talk of Botticelli.

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  • Of course, the rendering will be inadequate—but so is Botticelli.

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  • There's an altar piece by Raphael or Botticelli, I forget which.

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British Dictionary definitions for Botticelli


/Italian bottiˈtʃɛlli/
Sandro (ˈsandro), original name Alessandro di Mariano Filipepi. 1444–1510, Italian (Florentine) painter, illustrator, and engraver, noted for the graceful outlines and delicate details of his mythological and religious paintings
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