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Rossini

[roh-see-nee, raw-; Italian raws-see-nee]
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noun
  1. Gio·ac·chi·no An·to·nio [jaw-ahk-kee-naw ahn-taw-nyaw] /ˌdʒɔ ɑkˈki nɔ ɑnˈtɔ nyɔ/, 1792–1868, Italian composer.
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Historical Examples

  • "That should be spoken with music as an accompaniment," exclaimed Rossini when I came to an end.

    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 improvised the most delightful harmony, which filled me with emotion.

    My Double Life

    Sarah Bernhardt

  • Rossini has just left Paris without its having been possible to procure a note from him.

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


British Dictionary definitions for rossini

Rossini

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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