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Martinelli

[mahr-tn-el-ee; Italian mahr-tee-nel-lee] /ˌmɑr tnˈɛl i; Italian ˌmɑr tiˈnɛl li/
noun
1.
Giovanni
[jee-uh-vah-nee;; Italian jaw-vahn-nee] /ˌdʒi əˈvɑ ni;; Italian dʒɔˈvɑn ni/ (Show IPA),
1885–1969, U.S. operatic tenor, born in Italy.
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  • Martinelli was waiting for me; he had come to ask me to give him a dinner.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  • The Ryan M-l, that the bank gave me after that Martinelli business.

  • Mr. Martinelli is the possessor of a beautiful voice and, moreover, is a fine actor and an excellent musician.

    Vocal Mastery Harriette Brower
  • Martinelli practices exercises and vocalizes one hour each morning; then another hour on repertoire.

    Vocal Mastery Harriette Brower
  • Martinelli states he always practices with full voice, as with half voice he would not derive the needed benefit.

    Vocal Mastery Harriette Brower
  • Happening to call on Martinelli, I asked him who was the pretty girl who was kissing her hands to me from the house opposite.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  • Martinelli had found two or three parodies of my notice in the Advertiser, and came and read them to me.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  • The chapel was full, and Martinelli pointed out several lords and ladies who were Catholics, and did not conceal their religion.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  • As we both wanted to have our portraits taken, I asked Martinelli to send me the best miniature-painter in London.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

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