[ fran-ches-kuh, frahn-; Italian frahn-che-skah ]


  1. Pie·ro del·la [pee-, air, -oh , del, -, uh, pye, -, r, aw , del, -lah], Piero dei Franceschi, c1420–92, Italian painter.
  2. Also Fran·cis·ca [] a female given name, form of Frances.


/ franˈtʃeska /

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She dispatched unseeded Italian Francesca Schiavone, winner of the 2010 French Open, in just an hour, 6–0, 6–1.

Francesca Segal and Sam Byers are appealing young British novelists.

Another image by Piero della Francesca, from his St. Augustine Altarpiece and now on view at the Frick Collection in New York.

The Daily Pic: Piero della Francesca Crosses Togas and Turbans.

The Daily Pic: Piero della Francesca created his worlds from scratch.

Giovanni Francesca Abela, a historian and ecclesiastic of Malta, died.

I have only just finished the composition of a new work, the symphonic fantasia, Francesca da Rimini.

Would it be possible to perform my new symphonic poem, Francesca da Rimini, instead?

Who versified it, and composed the music, I cannot tell, but it is the Francesca da Rimini which everybody knows.

Francesca is inflexibly, almost aggressively American, but Salemina is a citizen of the world.


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