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Caruso

[kuh-roo-soh; Italian kah-roo-zaw] /kəˈru soʊ; Italian kɑˈru zɔ/
noun
1.
Enrico
[en-ree-koh;; Italian en-ree-kaw] /ɛnˈri koʊ;; Italian ɛnˈri kɔ/ (Show IPA),
1873–1921, Italian operatic tenor.
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  • Cleigh, senior, stood before the phonograph listening to Caruso.

    The Pagan Madonna Harold MacGrath
  • There will not be another Caruso for two or three hundred years; perhaps not then.

    Nights in London

    Thomas Burke
  • Caruso speaks to us of the little things we know, but he speaks with a lyric ecstasy.

    Nights in London

    Thomas Burke
  • "Dam' shame," said Caruso, the barber, who always championed underdogs.

    The Invaders Benjamin Ferris
  • For a long time after Caruso had gone, Jerry sat with his cold pipe in his mouth.

    The Invaders Benjamin Ferris
  • I suppose Caruso, for example, is quite as good, if not better than any of the men you have mentioned.

    Dubliners James Joyce
  • If he would only study and cultivate it, he would be a second Caruso.

  • That is why when Caruso catches cold they must change the bill at the Metropolitan.

    Post-Impressions Simeon Strunsky
British Dictionary definitions for Caruso

Caruso

/Italian kaˈruːso/
noun
1.
Enrico (enˈriːko). 1873–1921, an outstanding Italian operatic tenor; one of the first to make gramophone records
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