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DA British & World English

District attorney

da1 British & World English

(In units of measurement) deca-

da2 British & World English

non-standard spelling of the, used in representing informal American speech.

district attorney British & World English

(In the US) a public official who acts as prosecutor for the state in a particular district

DA in district attorney British & World English

(In the US) a public official who acts as prosecutor for the state in a particular district

ta-da British & World English

An imitation of a fanfare (typically used to indicate an impressive entrance or a dramatic announcement)

who'da British & World English

Who would have

bore da British & World English

Good morning!

da capo British & World English

(Especially as a direction) repeat from the beginning

Da Nang British & World English

A port and city in central Vietnam, on the South China Sea; population 770,500 (est. 2009). During the Vietnam War it was used as a US military base

iechyd da British & World English

Used to express good wishes before drinking

la-di-da British & World English

Pretentious or snobbish in manner or speech

auto-da-fé British & World English

The burning of a heretic by the Spanish Inquisition

da Gama, Vasco British & World English

(Circa 1469–1524), Portuguese explorer. He led the first European expedition round the Cape of Good Hope in 1497, sighting and naming Natal on Christmas Day before crossing the Indian Ocean and arriving in Calicut (now Kozhikode) in 1498. He also established colonies in Mozambique

Gama, Vasco da British & World English

see da Gama, Vasco.

vino da tavola British & World English

Italian wine of reasonable quality, suitable for drinking with a meal

viola da gamba British & World English

A viol, specifically a bass viol (corresponding to the modern cello)

Da Ponte, Lorenzo British & World English

(1749–1838), Italian poet and librettist; born Emmanuele Conegliano. He became poet to the Court Opera in Vienna in 1784 and wrote the libretti for Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro (1786), Don Giovanni (1787), and Così fan tutte (1790)

da Vinci, Leonardo British & World English

see Leonardo da Vinci.

Neblina, Pico da British & World English

see Pico da Neblina.

Ponte, Lorenzo Da British & World English

see Da Ponte, Lorenzo.

Pico da Neblina British & World English

A mountain in NW Brazil, close to the border with Venezuela. Rising to 3,014 m (9,888 ft), it is the highest peak in Brazil

Tristan da Cunha British & World English

The largest of a small group of volcanic islands in the South Atlantic, 2,112 km (1,320 miles) south-west of the British colony of St Helena, of which it is a dependency; population 300 (est. 2006). It was discovered in 1506 by the Portuguese admiral Tristão da Cunha and annexed to Britain in 1816

Vinci, Leonardo da British & World English

see Leonardo da Vinci.

viola da braccio British & World English

An early musical instrument of the violin family (as distinct from a viol), specifically one corresponding to the modern viola

Leonardo da Vinci British & World English

(1452–1519), Italian painter, scientist, and engineer

Fabriano, Gentile da British & World English

see Gentile da Fabriano.

Gentile da Fabriano British & World English

(Circa 1370–1427), Italian painter. His major surviving work is the altarpiece The Adoration of the Magi (1423), most others having been destroyed

Pontormo, Jacopo da British & World English

(1494–1557), Italian painter, whose use of dynamic composition, anatomical exaggeration, and bright colours placed him at the forefront of early Mannerism

Verrazano, Giovanni da British & World English

(C.1480–1527), Italian navigator, exploring the American east coast in the service of France. He was the first European to enter New York Bay 1524

Dasein British & World English

(In Hegelianism) existence or determinate being; (in existentialism) human existence

Correggio, Antonio Allegri da British & World English

(Circa 1494–1534), Italian painter; born Antonio Allegri. The soft, sensual style of his devotional and mythological paintings influenced the rococo of the 18th century. He is best known for his frescoes in Parma cathedral

Vignola, Giacomo Barozzi da British & World English

(1507–73), Italian architect. His designs were mannerist in style and include the Palazzo Farnese near Viterbo (1559–73) and the church of Il Gesù in Rome (begun 1568)

Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da British & World English

(Circa 1525–94), Italian composer. Palestrina is chiefly known for his sacred music, including 105 masses, over 250 motets, and the Missa Papae Marcelli (1567)

autos-da-fé in auto-da-fé British & World English

The burning of a heretic by the Spanish Inquisition

viol da gamba in viola da gamba British & World English

A viol, specifically a bass viol (corresponding to the modern cello)

Giorgione British & World English

(Circa 1478–1510), Italian painter; also called Giorgio Barbarelli or Giorgio da Castelfranco. An influential figure in Renaissance art, he introduced the small easel picture in oils intended for private collectors. Notable works: The Tempest (circa 1505) and Sleeping Venus (circa 1510)

Giorgio da Castelfranco in Giorgione British & World English

(Circa 1478–1510), Italian painter; also called Giorgio Barbarelli or Giorgio da Castelfranco. An influential figure in Renaissance art, he introduced the small easel picture in oils intended for private collectors. Notable works: The Tempest (circa 1505) and Sleeping Venus (circa 1510)

Ferraira da Silva Eusebio in Eusebio British & World English

(B.1942), Mozambican-born Portuguese footballer; born Ferraira da Silva Eusebio. He was a forward who played largely for the Portuguese club Benfica

Fra Giovanni da Fiesole in Angelico, Fra British & World English

(Circa 1400–55), Italian painter and Dominican friar; born Guido di Pietro; monastic name Fra Giovanni da Fiesole. Notable works: the frescoes in the convent of San Marco, Florence (circa 1438–47)

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio in Caravaggio British & World English

(Circa 1571–1610), Italian painter; full name Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio. An influential figure in the transition from late Mannerism to Baroque, he made use of naturalistic realism and dramatic light and shade

-da in indocumentado Spanish-English

person lacking, or not carrying, identity papers

da capo Spanish-English

da capo


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