- Mona Lisa.
- an opera (1876) by Amilcare Ponchielli.
- (Italian La Gioconda), a portrait (1503?–05?) by Leonardo da Vinci.
- a portrait of a young woman painted by Leonardo da Vinci, admired for her enigmatic smileAlso called: La Gioconda
Word Origin and History for la-gioconda
from 1923, in reference to an enigmatic smile or expression like that in Leonardo DaVinci's painting. First attested in D.H. Lawrence.
A painting by Leonardo da Vinci of a woman with a mysterious smile. It is one of the most readily recognized paintings in the world.