Definition of Venetian in English:

Venetian

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Pronunciation: /vɪˈniːʃ(ə)n
 
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adjective

  • Relating to Venice or its people: a Venetian painter of the Renaissance
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    • So this little wax portrait of the greatest Venetian painter and his son is a heartbreaking document.
    • But a major development in the 18th century was the internationalization of the patronage of Venetian painters.
    • The Venetian painter Vittore Carpaccio pictured Saint Augustine seated at a table in a roomy study, pausing, his pen raised from the paper.

noun

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  • 1A native or citizen of Venice.
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    • The harbourmaster should then lead the convoy up to Richmond, where the Venetians will moor up by Richmond Bridge Boathouse at 4pm.
    • Grotius' treatise started a war of words, to which the Portuguese, the French, the English, the Spanish and even the Venetians all contributed.
    • Francesco's attempt on Vicenza, a Venetian client state, gave the Venetians a pretext to invade in 1404.
  • 2 (venetians) Venetian blinds.
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    • He does free quotes and installation, plus he throws in a 12-month warranty with all blinds, venetians and verticals.
    • I hear that bark from across the gully as headlights flare through my venetians and the frat-boys next door return home.

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French Venicien, assimilated to medieval Latin Venetianus, from Latin Venetia 'Venice'.

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