[ sav-uh-nuh-roh-luh; Italian sah-vaw-nah-raw-lah ]
/ ˌsæv ə nəˈroʊ lə; Italian ˌsɑ vɔ nɑˈrɔ lɑ /
Save This Word!
Gi·ro·la·mo [ji-rol-uh-moh; Italian jee-raw-lah-maw], /dʒɪˈrɒl əˌmoʊ; Italian dʒiˈrɔ lɑ mɔ/, 1452–98, Italian monk, reformer, and martyr.
CAN YOU ANSWER THESE COMMON GRAMMAR DEBATES?
There are grammar debates that never die; and the ones highlighted in the questions in this quiz are sure to rile everyone up once again. Do you know how to answer the questions that cause some of the greatest grammar debates?
Question 1 of 7
Which sentence is correct?
Words nearby Savonarola
Savitskaya, Savoie, savoir-faire, savoir-vivre, Savona, Savonarola, Savonarola chair, Savonarola, Girolamo, savor, savory, savour
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023
How to use Savonarola in a sentence
Negative reality: Santorum may sound like Savonarola, but he comes across as Little Nell.Santorum’s ‘Positive’ Qualities Will Soon Look Like Dead Weight|Lee Siegel|February 11, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Savonarola kindled a greater fire in Florence than all the artists whom the Medici ever patronized.Beacon Lights of History, Volume I|John Lord
Savonarola was burnt alive at Florence; now his memory is cherished, and his worth fully known.Ancient Faiths And Modern|Thomas Inman
Now, if Lorenzo had kept the people quiet with songs, Savonarola was equally successful with hymns.Florence and Northern Tuscany with Genoa|Edward Hutton
He was an outspoken man, and reproved the greatest dignitaries with as much boldness as did Savonarola.Beacon Lights of History, Volume V|John Lord
Carlyle in ten sentences would have made a more graphic picture of Savonarola.Beacon Lights of History, Volume VII|John Lord
British Dictionary definitions for Savonarola
/ (Italian savonaˈrɔːla) /
Girolamo (dʒiˈrɔːlamo). 1452–98, Italian religious and political reformer. As a Dominican prior in Florence he preached against contemporary sinfulness and moral corruption. When the Medici were expelled from the city (1494) he instituted a severely puritanical republic but lost the citizens' support after being excommunicated (1497). He was hanged and burned as a heretic
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012