[lah joh-kon-duh, jee-uh-; Italian lah jaw-kawn-dah]
[moh-nuh lee-suh, lee-zuh]
- (Italian La Gioconda), a portrait (1503?–05?) by Leonardo da Vinci.
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British Dictionary definitions for la-gioconda
- a portrait of a young woman painted by Leonardo da Vinci, admired for her enigmatic smileAlso called: La Gioconda
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Word Origin and History for la-gioconda
from 1923, in reference to an enigmatic smile or expression like that in Leonardo DaVinci's painting. First attested in D.H. Lawrence.
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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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