[ rem-brant, -brahnt; Dutch rem-brahnt ]

  1. Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn or van Ryn, 1606–69, Dutch painter.

Other words from Rembrandt

  • Rem·brandt·esque, Rem·brandt·ish, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for Rembrandt


/ (ˈrɛmbrænt) /

  1. full name Rembrandt Harmensz (or Harmenszoon) van Rijn (or van Ryn). 1606–69, Dutch painter, noted for his handling of shade and light, esp in his portraits

Derived forms of Rembrandt

  • Rembrandtesque, adjective

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Cultural definitions for Rembrandt


[ (rem-brant, rem-brahnt) ]

A seventeenth-century Dutch painter, considered one of the greatest painters in history. Rembrandt's work, with its strong lights and deep shadows, has a unique intensity. The Night Watch is one of his best-known paintings.

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