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[chuh-lee-nee; Italian chel-lee-nee] /tʃəˈli ni; Italian tʃɛlˈli ni/
[ben-vuh-noo-toh,, -nyoo-;; Italian ben-ve-noo-taw] /ˌbɛn vəˈnu toʊ,, -ˈnyu-;; Italian ˌbɛn vɛˈnu tɔ/ (Show IPA),
1500–71, Italian, metalsmith, sculptor, and autobiographer. Unabridged
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  • Working in this spirit, it is not so wonderful that Cellini should have been able to accomplish so much.

    Self-Help Samuel Smiles
  • Cellini was remarkable for his readiness and dexterity in handicraft.

    Self-Help Samuel Smiles
  • Through Gerald's mind, too, Cellini's daring adventures were passing.

    Gerald Fitzgerald Charles James Lever
  • In the foreground it shines hard as the lines of an irradiated Cellini shield.

    Vittoria, Complete George Meredith
  • The gem of his museum was the violin manufactured by Da Salo, and sculptured by Cellini.

    Ole Bull Sara C. Bull
  • Then the hilt, you see, is of silver, exquisitely cast by Cellini's own hand.

    Lord Montagu's Page G. P. R. James
British Dictionary definitions for Cellini


/tʃɪˈliːnɪ; Italian tʃɛlˈliːni/
Benvenuto (benveˈnuːto). 1500–71, Italian sculptor, goldsmith, and engraver, noted also for his autobiography
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