[skahr-lah-tee; Italian skahr-laht-tee]


A·les·san·dro [ah-luh-sahn-droh; Italian ah-les-sahn-draw] /ˌɑ ləˈsɑn droʊ; Italian ˌɑ lɛsˈsɑn drɔ/, 1659–1725, Italian composer.
his son Do·me·ni·co [duh-men-i-koh; Italian daw-me-nee-kaw] /dəˈmɛn ɪˌkoʊ; Italian dɔˈmɛ niˌkɔ/, 1685–1757, Italian harpsichordist, organist, and composer. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for scarlatti

Historical Examples of scarlatti

  • Scarlatti, born in 1659, was a composer of great originality, as well as versatility.

    The Standard Oratorios

    George P. Upton

  • “Ricomminciamo” (let us begin again), said Scarlatti, good-naturedly.

    The Violin

    George Dubourg

  • Tell him he shall yet hear something good of Scarlatti's disciple.

  • Handel, Scarlatti, and Mozart were all great harpsichord performers.

    How Music Developed

    W. J. Henderson

  • After that, whenever Scarlatti spoke of him he always made the sign of the Cross.


    Romain Rolland

British Dictionary definitions for scarlatti



Alessandro (alesˈsandro). ?1659–1725, Italian composer; regarded as the founder of modern opera
his son, (Giuseppe) Domenico (doˈmeːniko). 1685–1757, Italian composer and harpsichordist, in Portugal and Spain from 1720. He wrote over 550 single-movement sonatas for harpsichord, many of them exercises in virtuoso technique
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