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[kri-moh-nuh; Italian kre-maw-nah] /krɪˈmoʊ nə; Italian krɛˈmɔ nɑ/
a city in N Italy, on the Po River.
one of a class of violins of superior quality made there during the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • A picturesque, old German virtuoso is the reverent possessor of a genuine "Cremona."

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  • 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.

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

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  • As Shakespeare among poets is the Cremona among instruments.

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  • From Brescia came the masters who established the School of Cremona.

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  • Although dating from Cremona, has nothing in common with Cremonese work.

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  • Worked at Cremona, in the shop of Niccolò Amati, about 1641.

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  • He appears to have left Cremona for Mantua soon after the year 1698.

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  • After leaving the workshop of his famous master, he followed his art in Cremona.

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British Dictionary definitions for Cremona


/Italian kreˈmoːna/
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)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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