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Puccini

[poo-chee-nee; Italian poot-chee-nee] /puˈtʃi ni; Italian putˈtʃi ni/
noun
1.
Giacomo
[jah-kaw-maw] /ˈdʒɑ kɔ mɔ/ (Show IPA),
1858–1924, Italian operatic composer.
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  • At the last moment they had had to find a substitute for her part in the Puccini opera.

    The Place of Honeymoons Harold MacGrath
  • Again Puccini employs a Japanese melody (the "vigil" theme).

  • But, as we shall see, the path to fame did not immediately open to Puccini.

    Giacomo Puccini Wakeling Dry
  • Puccini kept a diary, which he called "Bohemian Life," in 1881.

    Giacomo Puccini Wakeling Dry
  • But Puccini told me, when last I saw him, that so far he had only spent a week-end in it.

    Giacomo Puccini Wakeling Dry
  • It is difficult to get from Puccini any particulars of his ideas and aims.

    Giacomo Puccini Wakeling Dry
  • Puccini maintains that it is a question not of instinct but experience.

    Giacomo Puccini Wakeling Dry
  • One29 statement at least was very characteristic of Puccini.

    Giacomo Puccini Wakeling Dry
  • With a bell effect, of which Puccini is so fond, the simple prelude begins.

    Giacomo Puccini Wakeling Dry
  • Maestros came and went, as did Mr. Ricordi, the publisher, and Mr. Puccini.

    Geraldine Farrar Geraldine Farrar
British Dictionary definitions for Puccini

Puccini

/pʊˈtʃiːnɪ/
noun
1.
Giacomo (ˈdʒaːkomo). 1858–1924, Italian operatic composer, noted for the dramatic realism of his operas, which include Manon Lescaut (1893), La Bohème (1896), Tosca (1900), and Madame Butterfly (1904)
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