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  1. Giam·bat·tis·ta [jahm-baht-tees-tah] /ˌdʒɑm bɑtˈtis tɑ/or Gio·van·ni Bat·tis·ta [jaw-vahn-nee baht-tees-tah] /dʒɔˈvɑn ni bɑtˈtis tɑ/, 1720–78, Italian architect and engraver.
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Examples from the Web for piranesi

Historical Examples of piranesi

  • The man who has understood Rome best, in this respect, is Piranesi.

    The Spirit of Rome

    Vernon Lee

  • Inscriptions relating to the temple: Piranesi (see below), pl.

  • Piranesi saw the name of Faustina stamped on one of the bricks.

    Rambles in Rome

    S. Russell Forbes

  • The best representations of it are those in Piranesi, three in number.

  • The walls were covered with views of ancient Rome and engravings by Piranesi.


    Gerhart Hauptmann

British Dictionary definitions for piranesi


  1. Giambattista (dʒambatˈtista). 1720–78, Italian etcher and architect: etchings include Imaginary Prisons and Views of Rome
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