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Gioconda, La

[lah joh-kon-duh, jee-uh-; Italian lah jaw-kawn-dah] /ˌlɑ dʒoʊˈkɒn də, ˌdʒi ə-; Italian lɑ dʒɔˈkɔn dɑ/
noun
1.
2.
an opera (1876) by Amilcare Ponchielli.

Mona Lisa

[moh-nuh lee-suh, lee-zuh] /ˈmoʊ nə ˈli sə, ˈli zə/
noun
1.
Italian La Gioconda. a portrait (1503?–05?) by Leonardo da Vinci.
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Mona Lisa

/ˈməʊnə ˈliːzə/
noun
1.
a portrait of a young woman painted by Leonardo da Vinci, admired for her enigmatic smile Also called La Gioconda
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Word Origin and History for la gioconda

Mona Lisa

from 1923, in reference to an enigmatic smile or expression like that in Leonardo DaVinci's painting. First attested in D.H. Lawrence.

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Mona Lisa definition


A painting by Leonardo da Vinci of a woman with a mysterious smile. It is one of the most readily recognized paintings in the world.

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