Definition of Punchinello in English:
noun (plural Punchinellos)
- One or two illustrated comic papers had already appeared in London, notably Gilbert Abbott à Beckett's Figaro in London and Punchinello, illustrated by Cruikshank.
- Highlight of Christie's drawings sale on the 6 July is one of Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo's glorious pen, ink and wash drawings from the life of Punchinello series.
- Pulcinella, often called Punch or Punchinello in English, Polichinelle in French, is a classical character that originated in the Commedia dell'arte of the 17th century and became a stock character in Neapolitan puppetry.
Mid 17th century: alteration of Neapolitan dialect Polecenella, perhaps a diminutive of pollecena 'young turkey cock with a hooked beak', from pulcino 'chicken', from Latin pullus.
Words that rhyme with PunchinelloBargello, bellow, bordello, cello, Donatello, fellow, jello, martello, mellow, morello, niello, Novello, Pirandello, Portobello, Uccello, violoncello, yellow
- US English dictionary
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