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[ree-en-zee; Italian ryen-dzee] /riˈɛn zi; Italian ˈryɛn dzi/
Cola di
[kaw-lah dee] /ˈkɔ lɑ di/ (Show IPA),
(Nicholas Gabrini) 1313?–54, Roman orator and tribune.
Also, Rienzo
[ree-en-zoh; Italian ryen-dzaw] /riˈɛn zoʊ; Italian ˈryɛn dzɔ/ (Show IPA)
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Historical Examples
  • Chanting this rude ditty as he resumed his mantle, the Knight waved his hand to Rienzi, and departed.

    Rienzi Edward Bulwer Lytton
  • The first course begins with his early opera "Rienzi" and ends with "Parsifal."

    The Pianolist Gustav Kobb
  • Rienzi had to explain his conduct in respect to Fra Moreale to his own councillors.

    The Makers of Modern Rome Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
  • All this was to be accomplished by Rienzi himself at his own cost and trouble.

  • The biographer of Rienzi gives additional evidence of the fact.

    Rienzi Edward Bulwer Lytton
  • In 1352 Rienzi was conveyed to Avignon and thrust into prison.

  • Rienzi remembered that he had never confided but he had been betrayed; he had never forgiven but to sharpen enmity.

    Rienzi Edward Bulwer Lytton
  • In 1843 his "Rienzi" was accepted at Dresden, through the influence of Meyerbeer.

  • Rienzi's government deteriorated with his personal character.

  • While these were the fortunes of Rienzi, Adrian had been long separated from him, and absent from Rome.

    Rienzi Edward Bulwer Lytton
British Dictionary definitions for Rienzi


/rɪˈɛnzɪ; Italian ˈrjɛntsi/
Cola di (ˈkɔːla di). 1313–54, Italian radical political reformer in Rome
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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