Definition of Sistine in English:
Relating to any of the popes called Sixtus, especially Sixtus IV.
- 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'.
Definition of Sistine in:
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