Definition of Sistine in English:


Syllabification: Sis·tine
Pronunciation: /ˈsistēn


Of or relating to any of the popes called Sixtus, especially Sixtus IV.
More example sentences
  • The two-and-a-half hour Mass began with the Vatican's Sistine Choir singing the Gregorian chant, Grant Him Eternal Rest, O Lord.
  • When the Sistine ceiling was finally unveiled, Julius, who had defied death on several occasions, was impressed, surveying it ‘with immense satisfaction’.
  • Creation of the first man, Adam, inspired Michelangelo to realise upon the Sistine ceiling a moment of visionary grandeur, a tremendous pictorial thunderclap, eternally resonating.


from Italian Sistino, from Sisto 'Sixtus'.

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