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Gioconda, La

[lah joh-kon-duh, jee-uh-; Italian lah jaw-kawn-dah]
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noun
  1. Mona Lisa.
  2. an opera (1876) by Amilcare Ponchielli.
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Examples from the Web for gioconda

Historical Examples

  • 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

    Clifford Bax


British Dictionary definitions for gioconda

Gioconda

noun
  1. La Gioconda See Mona Lisa

Word Origin

Italian: the smiling (lady)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for gioconda

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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