[ see-uh-neez, -nees ]
/ ˌsi əˈniz, -ˈnis /


of or relating to Siena or its people.
pertaining to or designating the style of painting developed in Siena during the late 13th and 14th centuries, characterized by a use of Byzantine forms and iconography modified by an increased three-dimensional quality, decorative linear rhythms, and harmonious, although sometimes ornamental, color.

noun, plural Si·en·ese.

an inhabitant of Siena.

Origin of Sienese

First recorded in 1750–60; Sien(a) + -ese Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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