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Cremona

[kri-moh-nuh; Italian kre-maw-nah] /krɪˈmoʊ nə; Italian krɛˈmɔ nɑ/
noun
1.
a city in N Italy, on the Po River.
2.
one of a class of violins of superior quality made there during the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries.
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  • It was a fine instrument, made in Cremona, but by no means so handsome in appearance as Ortensia's ivory one.

    Stradella F(rancis) Marion Crawford
  • A picturesque, old German virtuoso is the reverent possessor of a genuine "Cremona."

    The Harbor Ernest Poole
  • At first, under the Amati at Cremona, he produced some violins of admirable finish, but now very rarely to be met with.

    The Violin George Dubourg
  • Cremona was our centre, and it was defended by a strong garrison.

  • When Otho arrived at the camp at Bedriacum,644 which is a village near Cremona, he held a council of war.

  • A famous violin-maker who lived about 200 years ago in Cremona, Italy.

    A Handbook of Health Woods Hutchinson
  • Of the Latin version there were about thirty editions, founded on the original translation by Gerard of Cremona.

  • As Shakespeare among poets is the Cremona among instruments.

    Zanoni Edward Bulwer Lytton
  • You need not suppose that I am going to exaggerate, for the adventure is known to everybody in Cremona.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  • Although dating from Cremona, has nothing in common with Cremonese work.

    The Violin George Hart
British Dictionary definitions for Cremona

Cremona

/Italian kreˈmoːna/
noun
1.
a city in N Italy, in Lombardy on the River Po: noted for the manufacture of fine violins in the 16th–18th centuries. Pop: 70 887 (2001)
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