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Leonardo da Vinci

[lee-uh-nahr-doh duh vin-chee, ley-; Italian le-aw-nahr-daw dah veen-chee] /ˌli əˈnɑr doʊ də ˈvɪn tʃi, ˌleɪ-; Italian ˌlɛ ɔˈnɑr dɔ dɑ ˈvin tʃi/
noun
1.
1452–1519, Italian painter, sculptor, architect, musician, engineer, mathematician, and scientist.

Vinci

[vin-chee; Italian veen-chee] /ˈvɪn tʃi; Italian ˈvin tʃi/
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Leonardo da
[lee-uh-nahr-doh duh,, ley-;; Italian le-aw-nahr-daw dah] /ˌli əˈnɑr doʊ də,, ˌleɪ-;; Italian ˌlɛ ɔˈnɑr dɔ dɑ/ (Show IPA),
Leonardo da Vinci.

da Vinci

[duh vin-chee; Italian dah veen-chee] /də ˈvɪn tʃi; Italian dɑ ˈvin tʃi/
noun
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Leonardo
[lee-uh-nahr-doh,, ley-;; Italian le-aw-nahr-daw] /ˌli əˈnɑr doʊ,, ˌleɪ-;; Italian ˌlɛ ɔˈnɑr dɔ/ (Show IPA),
Leonardo da Vinci.
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British Dictionary definitions for Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci

/ˌliːəˈnɑːdəʊ də ˈvɪntʃɪ/
noun
1.
1452–1519, Italian painter, sculptor, architect, and engineer: the most versatile talent of the Italian Renaissance. His most famous paintings include The Virgin of the Rocks (1483–85), the Mona Lisa (or La Gioconda, 1503), and the Last Supper (?1495–97). His numerous drawings, combining scientific precision in observation with intense imaginative power, reflect the breadth of his interests, which ranged over biology, physiology, hydraulics, and aeronautics. He invented the first armoured tank and foresaw the invention of aircraft and submarines
Derived Forms
Leonardesque (ˌliːənɑːˈdɛsk) adjective

da Vinci

/də ˈvɪntʃɪ/
noun

Vinci

/ˈvɪntʃɪ/
noun
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Leonardo da Vinci in Science
Leonardo da Vinci
  (lē'ə-när'dō də vĭn'chē)   
Italian artist, scientist, and inventor whose scientific insights were far ahead of their time. He investigated anatomy, geology, botany, hydraulics, optics, mathematics, meteorology, and mechanics. He also drew up designs for the first workable helicopter, parachute, and bicycle, all of which were eventually constructed centuries after his death using modern materials and technology.
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Leonardo da Vinci in Culture
Leonardo da Vinci [(lee-uh-nahr-doh, lay-uh-nahr-doh duh vin-chee)]

An Italian artist, scientist, and inventor of the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries. His wide range of interests and abilities makes him a grand example of a “Renaissance man.” Leonardo painted the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper. His drawings include brilliant studies of the human body and of natural objects. Some of his sketches anticipate modern inventions such as the airplane and the tank.

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