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{adj: Leonardesque} in the manner of Leonardo da Vinci



{adj: grandiose, hifalutin, highfalutin, highfaluting, hoity-toity, la-di-da} affectedly genteel

{n: Caravaggio, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio} Italian painter noted for his realistic depiction of religious subjects and his novel use of light (1573-1610)

{n: Correggio, Antonio Allegri da Correggio} Italian painter noted for his use of chiaroscuro and perspective (1494-1534)

{n: Leonardo, Leonardo da Vinci, da Vinci} Italian painter and sculptor and engineer and scientist and architect; the most versatile genius of the Italian Renaissance (1452-1519)

{n: Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina} Italian composer (1526-1594)

{n: Verrazano, Giovanni da Verrazano, Verrazzano, Giovanni da Verrazzano} Florentine navigator who explored the eastern coast of North America (circa 1485-1528)

{n: auto-da-fe} the burning to death of heretics (as during the Spanish Inquisition)

{n: da Gamma, Vasco da Gamma, Gamma} Portuguese navigator who led an expedition around the Cape of Good Hope in 1497; he sighted and named Natal on Christmas Day before crossing the Indian Ocean (1469-1524)

{n: da'wah, dawah} missionary work for Islam

{n: district attorney, DA} an official prosecutor for a judicial district

{n: gambist} a musician who performs upon the viola da gamba

{n: oboe da caccia} an alto oboe; precursor of the English horn

{n: viola da braccio} a member of the viol family with approximately the range of a viola

{n: viola da gamba, gamba, bass viol} viol that is the bass member of the viol family with approximately the range of the cello


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