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[pal-uh-stree-nuh; Italian pah-le-stree-nah]
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  1. Gio·van·ni Pier·lu·i·gi da [jaw-vahn-nee pyer-loo-ee-jee dah] /dʒɔˈvɑn ni ˌpyɛr luˈi dʒi dɑ/, 1526?–94, Italian composer.
  2. Ancient Praeneste. a town in central Italy, ESE of Rome.
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Examples from the Web for palestrina

Historical Examples

  • He received the bishopric of Albano and afterwards that of Palestrina.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2


  • Stab the Tribune with my own stiletto, and then hey for Palestrina!


    Edward Bulwer Lytton

  • Scarce was the audience over, when a messenger arrived from Palestrina.


    Edward Bulwer Lytton

  • And he reached Palestrina in safety, shaking the dust of Rome from his feet.

    Ave Roma Immortalis, Vol. 1

    Francis Marion Crawford

  • Darwin had the trombone played to a plant, but he did not make a Palestrina.

    Parenthood and Race Culture

    Caleb Williams Saleeby

British Dictionary definitions for palestrina


  1. Giovanni Pierluigi da (dʒoˈvanni pierˈluiːdʒi da). ?1525–94, Italian composer and master of counterpoint. His works, nearly all for unaccompanied choir and religious in nature, include the Missa Papae Marcelli (1555)
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