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[kaw-rel-ee, koh-; for 1 also Italian kaw-rel-lee] /kɔˈrɛl i, koʊ-; for 1 also Italian kɔˈrɛl li/
[ahr-kahn-je-law] /ɑrˈkɑn dʒɛˌlɔ/ (Show IPA),
1653–1713, Italian violinist and composer.
Marie (Mary Mackay) 1854?–1924, English novelist. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • This was the work of Corelli, whose sonatas were published in the third quarter of the century with which we are now dealing.

  • How it is now at Rome is doubtful; but we do not hear that there are any Corelli's.

    Observations on the Florid Song Pier Francesco Tosi
  • To illustrate this statement, we will follow in a direct line from Corelli, according to the table given in Grove's Dictionary.

  • It was the overture to this work which caused so much difficulty to Corelli.

    Handel Edward J. Dent
  • "If they play at Naples, they are not very polite there," poor Corelli must have thought!

  • Miss Corelli's force is hysteric, but it is sometimes very real.

    My Contemporaries In Fiction David Christie Murray
  • Pietro Locatelli, a pupil of Corelli, introduced a style of playing quite in advance of his time.

    The Violin George Hart
  • Miss Corelli is, at least, quite serious in the belief that she is a woman of genius.

    My Contemporaries In Fiction David Christie Murray
  • Corelli issued his Sonatas in the same year that Purcell's appeared.

    Twelve Good Musicians Frederick Bridge
  • Like Hasse and Corelli, he had a veritable passion for beautiful pictures.

    Handel Romain Rolland
British Dictionary definitions for Corelli


(Italian) (koˈrɛlli). Arcangelo (arˈkandʒelo). 1653–1713, Italian violinist and composer of sonatas and concerti grossi
Marie, real name Mary Mackay. 1854–1924, British novelist. Her melodramatic works include The Sorrows of Satan (1895) and The Murder of Delicia (1896)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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