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Lully

[loo-lee, French ly-lee for 1; luhl-ee for 2] /ˈlu li, French lüˈli for 1; ˈlʌl i for 2/
noun
1.
Italian Lulli
[lool-lee] /ˈlul li/ (Show IPA)
. Jean Baptiste
[zhahn ba-teest] /ʒɑ̃ baˈtist/ (Show IPA),
1632–87, French composer, especially of operas and ballets, born in Italy.
2.
Catalan Lull
[lool] /lul/ (Show IPA)
. Raymond or Ramón
[rah-mawn] /rɑˈmɔn/ (Show IPA),
("Doctor Illuminatus"I"Doctor Illuminatus") 1235?–1315, Spanish theologian, philosopher, and author.
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  • Lully became, after that event, the great dramatic musician of France.

    The Violin

    George Dubourg
  • The influence of both Lully and that of Steffani is shown in his first operas.

    Handel Romain Rolland
  • His art was full of grace and delicacy, much more aristocratic than that of Lully.

    Handel Romain Rolland
  • Sometime in his youth he moved to Paris, where he was most likely trained by Lully.

  • It came to Paris in 1650, and was first set to music by Lully.

  • There are many examples by Lully and other Frenchmen of the 17th century.

    Shakespeare and Music Edward W. Naylor
  • But, anyway, these Minorcan pyramids were up long before Lully's time, and that's enough for us.

    The Recipe for Diamonds Charles John Cutcliffe Wright Hyne
  • Lully, at the close of a bad prologue said, the word fin du prologue was an erratum, it should have been fi du prologue!

  • Lully prigger, a rogue who steals wet clothes hung on lines to dry.

    The Slang Dictionary John Camden Hotten
  • The remonstrance of his friends was in vain; Lully burnt the music, and the confessor departed well pleased.

    Books and Authors Anonymous
British Dictionary definitions for Lully

Lully

noun
1.
(French) (lyli). Jean Baptiste (ʒɑ̃ batist), Italian name Giovanni Battista Lulli. 1632–87, French composer, born in Italy; founder of French opera. With Philippe Quinault as librettist, he wrote operas such as Alceste (1674) and Armide (1686); as superintendent of music at the court of Louis XIV, he wrote incidental music to comedies by Molière
2.
Also Lull (ˈlʌlɪ; Spanish) (lul). Raymond or Ramón (raˈmɔn). ?1235–1315, Spanish philosopher, mystic, and missionary. His chief works are Ars generalis sive magna and the Utopian novel Blaquerna
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