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Gioconda, La

[ lah joh-kon-duh, jee-uh-; Italian lah jaw-kawn-dah ]
/ ˌlɑ dʒoʊˈkɒn də, ˌdʒi ə-; Italian lɑ dʒɔˈkɔn dɑ /


Mona Lisa.
an opera (1876) by Amilcare Ponchielli.


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Definition for la-gioconda (2 of 2)

Mona Lisa

[ moh-nuh lee-suh, lee-zuh ]
/ ˈmoʊ nə ˈli sə, ˈli zə /


(Italian La Gioconda), a portrait (1503?–05?) by Leonardo da Vinci. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for la-gioconda

Mona Lisa

/ (ˈməʊnə ˈliːzə) /


a portrait of a young woman painted by Leonardo da Vinci, admired for her enigmatic smileAlso called: La Gioconda
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for la-gioconda

Mona Lisa

from 1923, in reference to an enigmatic smile or expression like that in Leonardo DaVinci's painting. First attested in D.H. Lawrence.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Culture definitions for la-gioconda

Mona Lisa

A painting by Leonardo da Vinci of a woman with a mysterious smile. It is one of the most readily recognized paintings in the world.

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