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  1. Pietro Antonio Domenico Bonaventura Trapassi, 1698–1782, Italian poet and dramatist.
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Examples from the Web for metastasio

Historical Examples

  • I had read the beautiful stanzas she had written in praise of Metastasio.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete

    Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

  • I will repeat a few verses from Metastasio in support of my assertion.

  • He finds fault with the Temistocle of Metastasio, as 'too humane.'

  • Yet, in spite of Metastasio, Blanche and I are not so intimate as cousins ought to be.

    The Caxtons, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • The following is the original situation in Metastasio's "Olimpiade."

British Dictionary definitions for metastasio


  1. Pietro (ˈpjɛːtro), original name Pietro Antonio Domenico Trapassi. 1698–1782, Italian poet and librettist; Viennese court poet (from 1730). His works include La clemenza di Tito (1732)
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