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[ser-van-teez; Spanish ther-vahn-tes, ser-] /sərˈvæn tiz; Spanish θɛrˈvɑn tɛs, sɛr-/
Miguel de
[mi-gel dey;; Spanish mee-gel de] /mɪˈgɛl deɪ;; Spanish miˈgɛl dɛ/ (Show IPA),
(Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra) 1547–1616, Spanish novelist and short-story writer. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Op. 11, and an 252 overture, Cervantes, which owed its first performance to the encouragement and help of von Blow.

  • Now, rise to your feet, friend Cervantes, and conduct us to your shop.

    Two Gallant Sons of Devon Harry Collingwood
  • Seven days afterwards the theatre was burned to the ground, after the performance of "Pizarro," and the "Portrait of Cervantes."

    Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi Joseph Grimaldi
  • I'm a Philistine, and not ashamed; so was Molière—so was Cervantes.

    The Martian George Du Maurier
  • Cervantes' Don Quixote altered the taste of the whole literary world.

  • His fame had preceded him, and he knew the language and literature of Cervantes well.

    The Arena Various
  • The description of them by Cervantes in his time will apply in our own day with equal force.

  • Cervantes and Shakespeare very likely died in ignorance of each other's work.

    The Booklover and His Books Harry Lyman Koopman
  • Exquisite urbanity is still a characteristic of the Barcelonese as it was in the age of Cervantes.

    The Mediterranean T. G. (Thomas Gray) Bonney, E. A. R. Ball, H. D. Traill, Grant Allen, and Arthur Griffiths
  • There is no injustice in saying that Shakespeare's nature included that of Cervantes.

    The Booklover and His Books Harry Lyman Koopman
British Dictionary definitions for Cervantes


/səˈvæntiːz; Spanish θɛrˈβantes/
Miguel de (miˈɣɛl ðe), full surname Cervantes Saavedra. 1547–1616, Spanish dramatist, poet, and prose writer, most famous for Don Quixote (1605), which satirizes the chivalric romances and greatly influenced the development of the novel
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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