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Valentino

[val-uh n-tee-noh]
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noun
  1. RudolphRodolpho d'Antonguolla, 1895–1926, U.S. motion-picture actor, born in Italy.
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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

Valentino

noun
  1. 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

Valentino

n.

"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.

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