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Lully

[loo-lee, French ly-lee for 1; luhl-ee for 2] /ˈlu li, French lüˈli for 1; ˈlʌl i for 2/
noun
1.
Italian Lulli
[lool-lee] /ˈlul li/ (Show IPA)
. Jean Baptiste
[zhahn ba-teest] /ʒɑ̃ baˈtist/ (Show IPA),
1632–87, French composer, especially of operas and ballets, born in Italy.
2.
Catalan Lull
[lool] /lul/ (Show IPA)
. Raymond or Ramón
[rah-mawn] /rɑˈmɔn/ (Show IPA),
("Doctor Illuminatus"I"Doctor Illuminatus") 1235?–1315, Spanish theologian, philosopher, and author.
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  • Going to Paris in 1826, he became "immersed in the study of French opera, from Lully onward."

  • Lully became, after that event, the great dramatic musician of France.

    The Violin George Dubourg
  • His art was full of grace and delicacy, much more aristocratic than that of Lully.

    Handel Romain Rolland
  • Sometime in his youth he moved to Paris, where he was most likely trained by Lully.

  • But Lully died in 1315; and the story only shows the strength of the popular faith in alchemy.

    Lancashire Folk-lore John Harland
  • It came to Paris in 1650, and was first set to music by Lully.

  • In the time of Lully and his school, the French were the leaders in musical painting, especially for the storms.

    Handel Romain Rolland
  • There are many examples by Lully and other Frenchmen of the 17th century.

    Shakespeare and Music Edward W. Naylor
  • Lully prigger, a rogue who steals wet clothes hung on lines to dry.

    The Slang Dictionary John Camden Hotten
  • The biographers of Lully, however, express the belief that he never visited England.

    The Story of London Henry B. Wheatley
British Dictionary definitions for Lully

Lully

noun
1.
(French) (lyli). Jean Baptiste (ʒɑ̃ batist), Italian name Giovanni Battista Lulli. 1632–87, French composer, born in Italy; founder of French opera. With Philippe Quinault as librettist, he wrote operas such as Alceste (1674) and Armide (1686); as superintendent of music at the court of Louis XIV, he wrote incidental music to comedies by Molière
2.
Also Lull (ˈlʌlɪ; Spanish) (lul). Raymond or Ramón (raˈmɔn). ?1235–1315, Spanish philosopher, mystic, and missionary. His chief works are Ars generalis sive magna and the Utopian novel Blaquerna
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