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Gioconda, La

[lah joh-kon-duh, jee-uh-; Italian lah jaw-kawn-dah] /ˌlɑ dʒoʊˈkɒn də, ˌdʒi ə-; Italian lɑ dʒɔˈkɔn dɑ/
an opera (1876) by Amilcare Ponchielli. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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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
  • With them enter Zune, the defeated contestant, gioconda, and Enzo.

  • gioconda kneels before Alvise and prays for mercy for her mother.

  • On a couch are various articles of mock jewelry belonging to gioconda.

  • Surely you see, gioconda, I require A lover who can make love with some fire.

    Square Pegs Clifford Bax
  • I must have something to confess to you in the future, dear gioconda.

    The Carpet from Bagdad

    Harold MacGrath
  • In the corridor, Ryanne whispered softly: "Why not, gioconda?"

    The Carpet from Bagdad

    Harold MacGrath
  • That is possessed by his model gioconda Dianti, the source of all his inspirations.

    Idling in Italy Joseph Collins
  • Ottilie reflected, with a smile: the gioconda smile, Elly thought.

  • There were times when Mr. Hutton got rather bored with the gioconda.

    Mortal Coils Aldous Huxley
British Dictionary definitions for gioconda


/Italian dʒoˈkonda/
La Gioconda, See Mona Lisa
Word Origin
Italian: the smiling (lady)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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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).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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