[ per-gaw-le-zee ]

  1. Gio·van·ni Bat·tis·ta [jaw-vahn-nee baht-tees-tah], /dʒɔˈvɑn ni bɑtˈtis tɑ/, 1710–36, Italian composer.

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How to use Pergolesi in a sentence

  • Went down after reading her letter, and played and sang the Gloria in Excelsis of Pergolesi, with all my soul.

    Hard Cash | Charles Reade
  • (A piano starts playing in the adjoining room—an ancient lune, full of soft and solemn melody; the "Nina" of Pergolesi).

    Three Plays | Luigi Pirandello
  • Pergolesi never felt, perhaps, any harmonies but those of his own delicious art.

  • Should my line of action with regard to Pergolesi be dominated by my love or by my respect for his music?

    An Autobiography | Igor Stravinsky
  • It was a splendid edition, in score, of Pergolesi's "Stabat Mater."

British Dictionary definitions for Pergolesi


/ (Italian perɡoˈleːsi) /

  1. Giovanni Battista (dʒoˈvanni batˈtista). 1710–36, Italian composer: his works include the operetta La Serva padrona (1733) and the Stabat Mater (1736) for women's voices

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