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  1. Rug·gie·ro [rood-je-raw] /rudˈdʒɛ rɔ/, 1858–1919, Italian operatic composer and librettist.
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Examples from the Web for leoncavallo

Historical Examples

  • Did you ever hear of Leoncavallo, Verdi, or that there is such a thing as a Russian composer?

    Stover at Yale

    Owen Johnson

  • Leoncavallo set the same story to music, writing the book himself.

    Giacomo Puccini

    Wakeling Dry

  • It was the first time that Lancaster had heard Leoncavallo's opera.

    Cape of Storms

    Percival Pollard

  • Leoncavallo is never much of a melodist, and 'Pagliacci' teems with reminiscences.

    The Opera

    R.A. Streatfeild

  • Glck's "Orpheus and Eurydice" is a short opera that alongside of Leoncavallo's work would delight the musical epicure.

    Stars of the Opera

    Mabel Wagnalls

British Dictionary definitions for leoncavallo


  1. Ruggiero (rudˈdʒɛːro). 1858–1919, Italian composer of operas, notably I Pagliacci (1892)
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