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Greco

[grek-oh; Spanish, Italian gre-kaw] /ˈgrɛk oʊ; Spanish, Italian ˈgrɛ kɔ/
noun
1.
José [hoh-zey;; Spanish haw-se] /hoʊˈzeɪ;; Spanish hɔˈsɛ/ (Show IPA), 1918–2001, U.S. dancer and choreographer, born in Italy.
2.
El
[el] /ɛl/ (Show IPA),
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] /ɛl ˈgrɛk oʊ; Spanish ɛl ˈgrɛ kɔ/
noun
1.
(Domenikos Theotocopoulos) 1541–1614, Spanish painter, born in Crete.
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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.

    Modern Painting, Its Tendency and Meaning Willard Huntington Wright
  • I had him out of there so fast, we didn't even have a chance to say good-by to Greco.

    A Feast of Demons William Morrison
  • 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
  • "I think we've got something," said Greco thoughtfully; but I didn't think so, and I was right.

    A Feast of Demons William Morrison
  • Their subjects are sentimental; and the religiosity of some of Greco's is downright disgusting.

    Since Czanne Clive Bell
  • Goethe, you may be sure, enjoyed the hero-worshipful gaze focussed on him from all the tables of the Caffe' Greco.

    And Even Now Max Beerbohm
British Dictionary definitions for Greco

Greco

/ˈɡrɛkəʊ/
noun
1.
El. See El Greco

Greco-

/ˈɡriːkəʊ; ˈɡrɛkəʊ/
combining form
1.
a variant (esp US) of Graeco-

El Greco

/ɛl ˈɡrɛkəʊ/
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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