[ bok-uh-ree-nee, boh-kuh-; Italian bawk-ke-ree-nee ]

  1. Lu·i·gi [loo-ee-jee], /luˈi dʒi/, 1743–1805, Italian composer.

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How to use Boccherini in a sentence

  • Boccherini was the first composer who wrote quintettes with two Violoncello parts.

    The Violin | George Hart
  • Boccherini composed six concerti specially for the violoncello.

    The Violoncello and Its History | Wilhelm Joseph von Wasielewski
  • From that time Boccherini dedicated to him everything that he composed.

    The Violoncello and Its History | Wilhelm Joseph von Wasielewski
  • There were eight couples, and very good music—4 violins playing Boccherini's minuet.

    Italian Letters of a Diplomat's Life | Mary Alsop King Waddington
  • Boccherini, then established in that city, entered into friendship with him, and scored several of his concertos for him.

    The Violin | George Dubourg

British Dictionary definitions for Boccherini


/ (Italian bokkeˈrini) /

  1. Luigi (luˈidʒi). 1743–1805, Italian composer and cellist

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