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or Bo·jar·do

[boi-ahr-doh; Italian baw-yahr-daw]
  1. Mat·te·o Ma·ri·a [mah-tey-oh muh-ree-uh; Italian maht-te-aw mah-ree-ah] /mɑˈteɪ oʊ məˈri ə; Italian mɑtˈtɛ ɔ mɑˈri ɑ/, 1434–94, Italian poet.
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Examples from the Web for boiardo

Historical Examples

  • A noteworthy example occurs in Boiardo's Orlando Inamorato, cc.

    English Fairy Tales


  • At the time of Boiardo's death Ludovico Ariosto was a youth of twenty.

  • To this class belong the fairies of Boiardo, Ariosto and Spenser.

  • Boiardo is not a great artist like Spenser: but he is a wizard, which is better.


    Vernon Lee

  • Boiardo's conception of friendship or fraternity in arms is finer.

British Dictionary definitions for boiardo


  1. Matteo Maria (matˈtɛːo maˈria), conte de Scandiano 1434–94, Italian poet; author of the historical epic Orlando Innamorato (1487)
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