[geynz-bur-oh, -buhr-oh; British geynz-ber-uh] Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for gainsborough

Contemporary Examples of gainsborough

  • The Daily Pic: Gainsborough's "Blue Boy" once held the price record.

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    'The Scream', in 1921?

    Blake Gopnik

    July 12, 2012

Historical Examples of gainsborough

  • But with Gainsborough the place was nothing—it was the spirit of it that charmed him.

  • The portraits of Gainsborough possess this in a high degree.

  • He imitated Gainsborough for landscape, and Reynolds for portraits.'

    Art in England

    Dutton Cook

  • Accident stepped in; Gainsborough lay in bed with a chill and could not move.

    Tristram of Blent

    Anthony Hope

  • Consequently not I, but Miss Gainsborough succeeds my mother in the title and the property.

    Tristram of Blent

    Anthony Hope

British Dictionary definitions for gainsborough


  1. Thomas. 1727–88, English painter, noted particularly for his informal portraits and for his naturalistic landscapes
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