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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. 2017.
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  • 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
  • gioconda throws open windows and doors at my approach; but Fortune locks and bars hers, nor knocks at mine.

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

    The Carpet from Bagdad Harold MacGrath
  • It is opened by gioconda, who motions them to place their burden upon the couch behind the screen.

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

    Idling in Italy Joseph Collins
  • With them enter Zune, the defeated contestant, gioconda, and Enzo.

  • Ottilie reflected, with a smile: the gioconda smile, Elly thought.

  • Barnaba is eager to get La Cieca into his power in order to compel gioconda to yield to his sinister desires.

  • 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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