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[don-i-zet-ee; Italian daw-nee-dzet-tee]
  1. Ga·e·ta·no [gah-e-tah-naw] /ˌgɑ ɛˈtɑ nɔ/, 1797–1848, Italian operatic composer.
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Examples from the Web for donizetti

Historical Examples

  • Saltus has (or had) an exuberant fondness for Donizetti and Rossini.

    The Merry-Go-Round

    Carl Van Vechten

  • If the story is true, Donizetti was a very forward young man.

  • Donizetti's father was a weaver, who wished his son to-335- become a lawyer.

  • So it was passed on to Donizetti, who composed, but never produced it.

  • "Spirto gentil" was in this opera, from which Donizetti simply transferred it.

British Dictionary definitions for donizetti


  1. Gaetano (ɡaeˈtaːno). 1797–1848, Italian operatic composer: his works include Lucia di Lammermoor (1835), La Fille du régiment (1840), and Don Pasquale (1843)
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