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Manzoni

[mahn-dzaw-nee]
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noun
  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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Examples from the Web for manzoni

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

Manzoni

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