[fran-ches-kuh, frahn-; Italian frahn-che-skah]
- Pie·ro del·la [pee-air-oh del-uh; Italian pye-raw del-lah] /piˈɛər oʊ ˈdɛl ə; Italian ˈpyɛ rɔ ˈdɛl lɑ/, Piero dei Franceschi, c1420–92, Italian painter.
- Also Fran·cis·ca [fran-sis-kuh] /frænˈsɪs kə/. a female given name, form of Frances.
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Examples from the Web for francesca
She dispatched unseeded Italian Francesca Schiavone, winner of the 2010 French Open, in just an hour, 6–0, 6–1.The Battle of the Sexes Is Back: Serena vs. the Men
August 28, 2013
Francesca Segal and Sam Byers are appealing young British novelists.Nathaniel Rich: How I Write
April 3, 2013
The Daily Pic: Piero della Francesca created his worlds from scratch.A Painter with God-like Talent
March 5, 2013
Over the weekend, the 76-year-old former cruise-ship crooner announced his engagement to 27-year-old Francesca Pascale.
The former prime minister trades bunga-bunga for ball-and-chain as he announces engagement to 27-year-old Francesca Pascale.
He promised to send Francesca eight sequins to pay her rent.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete
Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
The Italian's name was Francesca and the married lady was called Bessy.Kept in the Dark
Take me to Francesca to say good-bye, and then come with me down to my carriage.'
But Francesca listened and encouraged me, and so did Count Sperelli.
Francesca saw Paolo arrive, and imagined she beheld her future husband.The Works of Lord Byron, Volume 4