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[ree-en-zee; Italian ryen-dzee]
  1. Co·la di [kaw-lah dee] /ˈkɔ lɑ di/, Nicholas Gabrini, 1313?–54, Roman orator and tribune.
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Also Ri·en·zo [ree-en-zoh; Italian ryen-dzaw] /riˈɛn zoʊ; Italian ˈryɛn dzɔ/.
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Examples from the Web for rienzi

Historical Examples of rienzi

  • In 1843 his "Rienzi" was accepted at Dresden, through the influence of Meyerbeer.

    A Popular History of the Art of Music

    W. S. B. Mathews

  • The first course begins with his early opera "Rienzi" and ends with "Parsifal."

    The Pianolist

    Gustav Kobb

  • Today the people are all right, but the Rienzi isn't here—My God!

    The Devil's Paw

    E. Phillips Oppenheim

  • All this was to be accomplished by Rienzi himself at his own cost and trouble.

  • In 1352 Rienzi was conveyed to Avignon and thrust into prison.

British Dictionary definitions for rienzi


Rienzo (rɪˈɛnzəʊ, Italian ˈrjɛntso)

  1. Cola di (ˈkɔːla di). 1313–54, Italian radical political reformer in Rome
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