[chuh-lee-nee; Italian chel-lee-nee]
- Ben·ve·nu·to [ben-vuh-noo-toh, -nyoo-; Italian ben-ve-noo-taw] /ˌbɛn vəˈnu toʊ, -ˈnyu-; Italian ˌbɛn vɛˈnu tɔ/, 1500–71, Italian, metalsmith, sculptor, and autobiographer.
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Examples from the Web for cellini
Before Cellini, memoirists tended to restrict themselves to professional accomplishments and philosophy.
There is no shortage of boasting in Autobiography, but Cellini is careful to attribute the praise to his patrons.
Cellini regularly kept young women in his home to serve as models.
“I am wreaking a double vengeance,” writes Cellini, barely suppressing a cackle.
Working in this spirit, it is not so wonderful that Cellini should have been able to accomplish so much.
Cellini was remarkable for his readiness and dexterity in handicraft.
Through Gerald's mind, too, Cellini's daring adventures were passing.Gerald Fitzgerald
Charles James Lever
In the foreground it shines hard as the lines of an irradiated Cellini shield.Vittoria, Complete
The gem of his museum was the violin manufactured by Da Salo, and sculptured by Cellini.Ole Bull
Sara C. Bull
- Benvenuto (benveˈnuːto). 1500–71, Italian sculptor, goldsmith, and engraver, noted also for his autobiography
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