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Rossini

[roh-see-nee, raw-; Italian raws-see-nee] /roʊˈsi ni, rɔ-; Italian rɔsˈsi ni/
noun
1.
Gioacchino Antonio
[jaw-ahk-kee-naw ahn-taw-nyaw] /ˌdʒɔ ɑkˈki nɔ ɑnˈtɔ nyɔ/ (Show IPA),
1792–1868, Italian composer.
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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.

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

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  • 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.

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British Dictionary definitions for Rossini

Rossini

/rɒˈsiːnɪ/
noun
1.
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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