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[kuh-roo-soh; Italian kah-roo-zaw] /kəˈru soʊ; Italian kɑˈru zɔ/
[en-ree-koh;; Italian en-ree-kaw] /ɛnˈri koʊ;; Italian ɛnˈri kɔ/ (Show IPA),
1873–1921, Italian operatic tenor. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • I might have been Caruso to judge from the racket they made.

  • Cleigh, senior, stood before the phonograph listening to Caruso.

    The Pagan Madonna Harold MacGrath
  • His regularity finally attracted the attention of the manager, and he made inquiry of Caruso.

    Caruso and Tetrazzini on the Art of Singing Enrico Caruso and Luisa Tetrazzini
  • There will not be another Caruso for two or three hundred years; perhaps not then.

    Nights in London Thomas Burke
  • So now, when I have told you what it did to me, you will know that voice was like no voice I ever heard, except Caruso's.

    Everyman's Land C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  • Caruso speaks to us of the little things we know, but he speaks with a lyric ecstasy.

    Nights in London Thomas Burke
  • As for his voice, it can at times be more musical than Melba's or Caruso's.

    The Joyful Heart Robert Haven Schauffler
  • "Dam' shame," said Caruso, the barber, who always championed underdogs.

    The Invaders Benjamin Ferris
British Dictionary definitions for Caruso


/Italian kaˈruːso/
Enrico (enˈriːko). 1873–1921, an outstanding Italian operatic tenor; one of the first to make gramophone records
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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