[lah joh-kon-duh, jee-uh-; Italian lah jaw-kawn-dah]
- Mona Lisa.
- an opera (1876) by Amilcare Ponchielli.
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Examples from the Web for gioconda
And how many golden crowns did Francis of France give him for the 'Gioconda'?Dodo's Daughter
E. F. Benson
Gioconda kneels before Alvise and prays for mercy for her mother.
On a couch are various articles of mock jewelry belonging to Gioconda.
With them enter Zune, the defeated contestant, Gioconda, and Enzo.
Surely you see, Gioconda, I require A lover who can make love with some fire.Square Pegs
- La Gioconda See Mona Lisa
Italian: the smiling (lady)
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Word Origin and History for gioconda
in La Gioconda, name of the da Vinci painting also known as the Mona Lisa, from Italian gioconda, fem. of giocondo, from Latin jocundus (see jocund).
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