Mona Lisa

[moh-nuh lee-suh, lee-zuh]
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British Dictionary definitions for mona lisa

Mona Lisa

noun
  1. 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 mona lisa

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

mona lisa in Culture

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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