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Gioconda, La

[lah joh-kon-duh, jee-uh-; Italian lah jaw-kawn-dah]
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  1. Mona Lisa.
  2. an opera (1876) by Amilcare Ponchielli.

Mona Lisa

[moh-nuh lee-suh, lee-zuh]
  1. (Italian La Gioconda), a portrait (1503?–05?) by Leonardo da Vinci.
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British Dictionary definitions for la-gioconda

Mona Lisa

  1. a portrait of a young woman painted by Leonardo da Vinci, admired for her enigmatic smileAlso called: La Gioconda
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Word Origin and History for la-gioconda

Mona Lisa

from 1923, in reference to an enigmatic smile or expression like that in Leonardo DaVinci's painting. First attested in D.H. Lawrence.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

la-gioconda in Culture

Mona Lisa

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.

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