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[val-uh n-tee-noh] /ˌvæl ənˈti noʊ/
Rudolph (Rodolpho d'Antonguolla) 1895–1926, U.S. motion-picture actor, born in Italy. Unabridged
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  • As well might he have sent him a hundred figs wherewith to pelt the army of Valentino!

    The Shame of Motley Raphael Sabatini
  • At exactly the same time the Duke of Valentino made his entry.

    Lucretia Borgia Ferdinand Gregorovius
  • Reporters liked to write him up as the Valentino of the Robots.

    The Love of Frank Nineteen David Carpenter Knight
  • Valentino and Castelvetro, not answering the citation, were excommunicated.

  • That's a thing one does not find every day at Mabille's or at Valentino's!

British Dictionary definitions for Valentino


Rudolph, original name Rodolpho Guglielmi di Valentina d'Antonguolla. 1895–1926, US silent-film actor, born in Italy. He is famous for his romantic roles in such films as The Sheik (1921)
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Word Origin and History for Valentino

"gigolo, good-looking romantic man," 1927, from Italian-born U.S. movie actor Rudolph Valentino (1895-1926), who was adored by female fans. His full name was Rodolfo Guglielmi di Valentino.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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