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Greco

[grek-oh; Spanish, Italian gre-kaw]
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noun
  1. Jo·sé [hoh-zey; Spanish haw-se] /hoʊˈzeɪ; Spanish hɔˈsɛ/, 1918–2001, U.S. dancer and choreographer, born in Italy.
  2. El [el] /ɛl/. El Greco.

Greco-

  1. a combining form representing Greek in compound words: Greco-Roman.
Also especially British, Graeco-.

Origin of Greco-

< Latin Graec(us) Greek + -o-

El Greco

[el grek-oh; Spanish el gre-kaw]
noun
  1. Domenikos Theotocopoulos, 1541–1614, Spanish painter, born in Crete.
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Examples from the Web for greco

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  • As Greco's victim stepped out of a building, Greco lifted the .45 out of his pocket.

    Watchbird

    Robert Sheckley

  • After dinner we go and have coffee and mezzo-caldo at the Cafe Greco over the way.

    The Newcomes

    William Makepeace Thackeray

  • A Cézanne landscape is not dissimilar in aim to an El Greco.

  • Greco stopped in mid-sentence, listening like a hunted creature.

    A Feast of Demons

    William Morrison

  • It was Greco's room that was ablaze—he made that clear, trying to get into it.

    A Feast of Demons

    William Morrison


British Dictionary definitions for greco

Greco

noun
  1. El. See El Greco

Greco-

combining form
  1. a variant (esp US) of Graeco-

El Greco

noun
  1. real name Domenikos Theotocopoulos. 1541–1614, Spanish painter, born in Crete; noted for his elongated human forms and dramatic use of colour
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Word Origin and History for greco

Greco-

see Graeco-.

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