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[lee-uh-pahr-dee, ley-; Italian le-aw-pahr-dee] /ˌli əˈpɑr di, ˌleɪ-; Italian ˌlɛ ɔˈpɑr di/
Count Giacomo
[jah-kuh-moh;; Italian jah-kaw-maw] /ˈdʒɑ kəˌmoʊ;; Italian ˈdʒɑ kɔ mɔ/ (Show IPA),
1798–1837, Italian poet. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The untranslatable cadence of Leopardi has the very pulse of the wearied seeker's spirit.

    The Evolution of States J. M. Robertson
  • But Leopardi might reply, What is the charm of novelty but an illusion?

  • Leopardi is the modern ideal of a philologist: The German philologists can do nothing.

    We Philologists, Volume 8 (of 18) Friedrich Nietzsche
  • Leopardi here commits the error of him who wishes to prove too much.

    Philosophic Nights In Paris Remy De Gourmont
  • This may be seen by a reference to Leopardi, who is perhaps the greatest stylist of the century.

    We Philologists, Volume 8 (of 18) Friedrich Nietzsche
  • We graze Schopenhauer, overhear Leopardi, but the Preacher has the mightiest voice.

    Unicorns James Huneker
  • As a rule the affected individual is, however, inoffensive and resigned (Leopardi).

    Vagaries Axel Munthe
  • Leopardi is immortal, and could not be spared; but one Leopardi is enough for a single century.

    Ephemera Critica John Churton Collins
  • He also collaborated with Leopardi on the Vendramin tomb in the same church.

    Venice and its Story Thomas Okey
  • They have hindered the popularity of pessimistic poets like Leopardi and Thomson.

    The Literature of Ecstasy Albert Mordell
British Dictionary definitions for Leopardi


/Italian leoˈpardi/
Count Giacomo (ˈdʒaːkomo). 1798–1837, Italian poet and philosopher, noted esp for his lyrics, collected in I Canti (1831)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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