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[moo s-uh-lee-nee, moo-suh-; Italian moos-saw-lee-nee] /ˌmʊs əˈli ni, ˌmu sə-; Italian ˌmus sɔˈli ni/
[buh-nee-toh;; Italian be-nee-taw] /bəˈni toʊ;; Italian bɛˈni tɔ/ (Show IPA),
(I"Il Duce") 1883–1945, Italian Fascist leader: premier of Italy 1922–43. Unabridged
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  • Mussolini has boasted that he is a tempista, that his real pride is in "good timing."

  • And if you should bring back Mussolini, I think you might get a medal.

    A Yankee Flier in Italy Rutherford G. Montgomery
  • I wanted Mussolini to get licked and I wanted the Loyalists to win.

    The Five Arrows Allan Chase
  • Why are Hitler and Mussolini and Tojo insecure if we survive?

    Proclaim Liberty! Gilbert Seldes
  • Theirs was a much more durable organization than those of Napoleon and Mussolini and Hitler.

    Talents, Incorporated William Fitzgerald Jenkins
British Dictionary definitions for Mussolini


/ˌmʊsəˈliːnɪ; Italian mussoˈliːni/
Benito (beˈniːto) known as il Duce. 1883–1945, Italian Fascist dictator. After the Fascist march on Rome, he was appointed prime minister by King Victor Emmanuel III (1922) and assumed dictatorial powers. He annexed Abyssinia and allied Italy with Germany (1936), entering World War II in 1940. He was forced to resign following the Allied invasion of Sicily (1943) and was eventually shot by Italian partisans
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