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[roh-see-nee, raw-; Italian raws-see-nee] /roʊˈsi ni, rɔ-; Italian rɔsˈsi ni/
Gioacchino Antonio
[jaw-ahk-kee-naw ahn-taw-nyaw] /ˌdʒɔ ɑkˈki nɔ ɑnˈtɔ nyɔ/ (Show IPA),
1792–1868, Italian composer. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • "That should be spoken with music as an accompaniment," exclaimed Rossini when I came to an end.

    My Double Life Sarah Bernhardt
  • Rossini improvised the most delightful harmony, which filled me with emotion.

    My Double Life Sarah Bernhardt
  • As a matter of fact, she adored music, and it was Rossini's improvisation that had moved her.

    My Double Life Sarah Bernhardt
  • Rossini has just left Paris without its having been possible to procure a note from him.

    The Economist Various
  • Unwilling to hear one word said of music, Rossini has not even been to the Opera.

    The Economist Various
  • Saltus has (or had) an exuberant fondness for Donizetti and Rossini.

    The Merry-Go-Round Carl Van Vechten
  • This change, or pointage, must have been heard by Rossini, and so must have been tacitly approved by him.

    Style in Singing W. E. Haslam
  • Rossini is the Canova of music, with much of the pretty, with nothing of the grand!

    Ernest Maltravers, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • There he first saw, and entered into friendship with, Rossini.

    The Violin

    George Dubourg
  • He hurried to Rossini, who was one of the directors, and asked him what it meant.

    Ole Bull Sara C. Bull
British Dictionary definitions for Rossini


Gioacchino Antonio (dʒoakˈkiːno anˈtɔːnjo). 1792–1868, Italian composer, esp of operas, such as The Barber of Seville (1816) and William Tell (1829)
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