Cellini

[chuh-lee-nee; Italian chel-lee-nee]
noun
  1. 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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Contemporary Examples of cellini

  • Before Cellini, memoirists tended to restrict themselves to professional accomplishments and philosophy.

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    The First Celebrity Tell-All

    Nathaniel Rich

    September 22, 2010

  • There is no shortage of boasting in Autobiography, but Cellini is careful to attribute the praise to his patrons.

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    The First Celebrity Tell-All

    Nathaniel Rich

    September 22, 2010

  • Cellini regularly kept young women in his home to serve as models.

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    The First Celebrity Tell-All

    Nathaniel Rich

    September 22, 2010

  • “I am wreaking a double vengeance,” writes Cellini, barely suppressing a cackle.

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    The First Celebrity Tell-All

    Nathaniel Rich

    September 22, 2010

Historical Examples of cellini

  • Working in this spirit, it is not so wonderful that Cellini should have been able to accomplish so much.

    Self-Help

    Samuel Smiles

  • Cellini was remarkable for his readiness and dexterity in handicraft.

    Self-Help

    Samuel Smiles

  • 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

    George Meredith

  • The gem of his museum was the violin manufactured by Da Salo, and sculptured by Cellini.

    Ole Bull

    Sara C. Bull


British Dictionary definitions for cellini

Cellini

noun
  1. Benvenuto (benveˈnuːto). 1500–71, Italian sculptor, goldsmith, and engraver, noted also for his autobiography
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