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[geynz-bur-oh, -buhr-oh; British geynz-ber-uh] /ˈgeɪnzˌbɜr oʊ, -ˌbʌr oʊ; British ˈgeɪnz bər ə/
Thomas, 1727–88, English painter. Unabridged
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  • Mr Gainsborough had driven again into Blentmouth and taken the train for London.

    Tristram of Blent Anthony Hope
  • She looks a little like a Gainsborough portrait, doesn't she?

    The Explorer W. Somerset Maugham
  • Reynolds, Gainsborough, and Romney—The portrait painters of the eighteenth century.

    Woman's Club Work and Programs Caroline French Benton
  • Meanwhile, the latter had been called to London by the Gainsborough business.

    James Watt Andrew Carnegie
  • Mrs. Gainsborough doubled herself up and smacked her knees in a tempest of wheezy laughter.

    Sinister Street, vol. 2 Compton Mackenzie
  • In one of these he makes us acquainted with the character of Gainsborough's musical abilities.

    The Violin George Hart
  • A far greater contemporary painter, who moved on the fringes of Sir Joshuas circle, was Gainsborough.

  • But with Gainsborough the place was nothing—it was the spirit of it that charmed him.

    Six Centuries of Painting Randall Davies
  • Accident stepped in; Gainsborough lay in bed with a chill and could not move.

    Tristram of Blent Anthony Hope
British Dictionary definitions for Gainsborough


/ˈɡeɪnzbərə; -brə/
Thomas. 1727–88, English painter, noted particularly for his informal portraits and for his naturalistic landscapes
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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