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Cremona

[kri-moh-nuh; Italian kre-maw-nah]
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noun
  1. a city in N Italy, on the Po River.
  2. one of a class of violins of superior quality made there during the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries.
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Examples from the Web for cremona

Historical Examples

  • A picturesque, old German virtuoso is the reverent possessor of a genuine "Cremona."

    The Harbor

    Ernest Poole

  • Cremona was our centre, and it was defended by a strong garrison.

  • You haf the Cremona, my dear, and I will help you to bring it out.

    The Christian

    Hall Caine

  • A famous violin-maker who lived about 200 years ago in Cremona, Italy.

    A Handbook of Health

    Woods Hutchinson

  • As Shakespeare among poets is the Cremona among instruments.

    Zanoni

    Edward Bulwer Lytton


British Dictionary definitions for cremona

Cremona

noun
  1. a city in N Italy, in Lombardy on the River Po: noted for the manufacture of fine violins in the 16th–18th centuries. Pop: 70 887 (2001)
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