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[kar-uh-vah-joh; Italian kah-rah-vahd-jaw]
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  1. Mi·chel·an·ge·lo Me·ri·si da [mahy-kuh l-an-juh-loh muh-ree-zee dah, mik-uh l-; Italian mee-kel-ahn-je-law me-ree-zee dah] /ˌmaɪ kəlˈæn dʒəˌloʊ məˈri zi dɑ, ˌmɪk əl-; Italian ˌmi kɛlˈɑn dʒɛ lɔ mɛˈri zi dɑ/, c1565–1609?, Italian painter.
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  • Go to it, he counseled, and the Caravaggio smiled down at him.

    The Making of Bobby Burnit

    George Randolph Chester

  • Too long, shrieked he, we have let you be annoying the artists, by reason of the Caravaggio.

    The Making of Bobby Burnit

    George Randolph Chester

  • It was a glance for a Spagnoletto or a Caravaggio to catch and immortalise.


    Benjamin Disraeli

  • And as for a second place in painting, who would care to be Caravaggio or Caracci?

    The Newcomes

    William Makepeace Thackeray

  • Paroni pursued the manner of Caravaggio, but his career was short.

British Dictionary definitions for caravaggio


  1. Michelangelo Merisi da (mikeˈlandʒelo meˈriːzi da). 1571–1610, Italian painter, noted for his realistic depiction of religious subjects and for his dramatic use of chiaroscuro.
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