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della

[del-lah] /ˈdɛl lɑ/
1.
(in names of Italian derivation) a contraction of di and the article la: Andrea della Robbia.

Della

[del-uh] /ˈdɛl ə/
noun
1.
a female given name, form of Delia.
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  • There was one which he did paint at once, however—though no one saw it but della.

    Chip, of the Flying U B. M. Bower
  • But della drained her draught of joy to the dregs, and then tilted her cup anew.

    Tiverton Tales Alice Brown
  • Her eyes fell on Maria Addolorata, then on the Fattura della morte.

    A Spirit in Prison Robert Hichens
  • However we look at it, the figure cut in this story by della Croce is not heroic.

    The Life of Cesare Borgia Raphael Sabatini
  • Can these have been of terra cotta of the della Robbia school?

    Portuguese Architecture Walter Crum Watson

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