Valentino

[ val-uh n-tee-noh ]
/ ˌvæl ənˈti noʊ /
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noun

RudolphRodolpho d'Antonguolla, 1895–1926, U.S. motion-picture actor, born in Italy.

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Valentino

/ (ˌvælənˈtiːnəʊ) /

noun

Rudolph, original name Rodolpho Guglielmi di Valentina d'Antonguolla. 1895–1926, US silent-film actor, born in Italy. He is famous for his romantic roles in such films as The Sheik (1921)
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Word Origin and History for valentino

Valentino

n.

"gigolo, good-looking romantic man," 1927, from Italian-born U.S. movie actor Rudolph Valentino (1895-1926), who was adored by female fans. His full name was Rodolfo Guglielmi di Valentino.

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