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  1. A·les·san·dro (Fran·ces·co Tom·ma·so An·to·nio) [ah-les-sahn-draw frahn-ches-kaw tawm-mah-zaw ahn-taw-nyaw] /ˌɑ lɛsˈsɑn drɔ frɑnˈtʃɛs kɔ tɔmˈmɑ zɔ ɑnˈtɔ nyɔ/, 1785–1873, Italian novelist, poet, and dramatist.
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Historical Examples

  • Manzoni informed me that I was speaking to her excellency, Madame Querini.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete

    Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

  • The history of "The Manzoni Requiem" is of more than ordinary interest.

    The Standard Oratorios

    George P. Upton

  • Posterity is likely to link Verga's name with Leopardi and Manzoni.

    Idling in Italy

    Joseph Collins

  • The great romance-writer of Italy during the days of her resurrection was Manzoni.

    Idling in Italy

    Joseph Collins

  • Manzoni could designate the Middle Ages by the term "dirty."

British Dictionary definitions for manzoni


  1. Alessandro (alesˈsandro). 1785–1873, Italian romantic novelist and poet, famous for his historical novel I Promessi sposi (1825–27)
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