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Gesualdo

[je-zoo-ahl-daw] /ˌdʒɛ zuˈɑl dɔ/
noun
1.
Don Carlo
[dawn kahr-law] /dɔn ˈkɑr lɔ/ (Show IPA),
Prince of Venosa
[ve-naw-zah] /vɛˈnɔ zɑ/ (Show IPA),
c1560–1613, Italian composer.
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  • In sole answer to the arguments of Gesualdo, she retorted in scornful words.

  • "You are not always prudent, my daughter," said Gesualdo, with a faint smile.

  • "That is very grave," said Gesualdo, growing paler as he heard.

  • In sole answer to the arguments of Gesualdo she retorted in scornful words.

  • Gesualdo said nothing, but she saw the nerves of his mouth quiver.

  • It was quite true: come what would, Gesualdo could never reveal what he had heard.

  • The examination of Gesualdo did not come on until the third day.

  • Gesualdo answered, "I am come to tell you that you have condemned an innocent woman."

  • Gesualdo looked after her, and a subtile warmth and pain passed through him, bringing with it a sharp sense of guilt.

  • Gesualdo bowed his head and spread out his hands, palm downward, in a gesture which meant hopeless doubt.

British Dictionary definitions for Gesualdo

Gesualdo

/Italian dʒezuˈaldo/
noun
1.
Carlo (ˈkarlo), Prince of Venosa. ?1560–1613, Italian composer, esp of madrigals
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