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Lully

[loo-lee, French ly-lee for 1; luhl-ee for 2]
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noun
  1. Italian Lul·li [lool-lee] /ˈlul li/. Jean Bap·tiste [zhahn ba-teest] /ʒɑ̃ baˈtist/, 1632–87, French composer, especially of operas and ballets, born in Italy.
  2. Catalan Lull [lool] /lul/. Raymond or Ra·món [rah-mawn] /rɑˈmɔn/, Doctor Illuminatus, 1235?–1315, Spanish theologian, philosopher, and author.
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Historical Examples

  • Lully became, after that event, the great dramatic musician of France.

    The Violin

    George Dubourg

  • The influence of both Lully and that of Steffani is shown in his first operas.

    Handel

    Romain Rolland

  • His art was full of grace and delicacy, much more aristocratic than that of Lully.

    Handel

    Romain Rolland

  • Sometime in his youth he moved to Paris, where he was most likely trained by Lully.

  • It came to Paris in 1650, and was first set to music by Lully.


British Dictionary definitions for lully

Lully

noun
  1. (French lyli) Jean Baptiste (ʒɑ̃ batist), Italian name Giovanni Battista Lulli. 1632–87, French composer, born in Italy; founder of French opera. With Philippe Quinault as librettist, he wrote operas such as Alceste (1674) and Armide (1686); as superintendent of music at the court of Louis XIV, he wrote incidental music to comedies by Molière
  2. Also: Lull (ˈlʌlɪ, Spanish lul) Raymond or Ramón (raˈmɔn). ?1235–1315, Spanish philosopher, mystic, and missionary. His chief works are Ars generalis sive magna and the Utopian novel Blaquerna
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