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Venetian

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Pronunciation: /vɪˈniːʃ(ə)n
 
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Definition of Venetian in English:

adjective

Relating to Venice or its people: a Venetian painter of the Renaissance
More example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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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