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Rigoletto

[rig-uh-let-oh; Italian ree-gaw-let-taw] /ˌrɪg əˈlɛt oʊ; Italian ˌri gɔˈlɛt tɔ/
noun
1.
an opera (1851) with music by Giuseppe Verdi.
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  • Then Rigoletto discovered a handkerchief on the floor and snatched it, hoping to find a clue, but it was not hers.

    Operas Every Child Should Know Mary Schell Hoke Bacon
  • The Countess has a jealous husband, Rigoletto; pray what do you advise?

    Operas Every Child Should Know Mary Schell Hoke Bacon
  • Rigoletto, both by his caustic wit and unscrupulous conduct, has made many enemies at court.

  • "I'll throw him into the river, myself," Rigoletto said triumphantly.

    Operas Every Child Should Know Mary Schell Hoke Bacon
  • As a fact, Rigoletto had carried off Monterone's daughter for the Duke but a little time before.

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  • He tells them that Rigoletto, despite his hump, has an inamorata.

  • Rigoletto, somewhat dazed, did mechanically what he was told, and the men entered the house.

    Operas Every Child Should Know Mary Schell Hoke Bacon
  • Rigoletto has no immediate need of him, but ascertains where he can be found.

  • He was to curb all this; and what in Luisa Miller were merely indications of this change became realities in Rigoletto.

    Verdi: Man and Musician Frederick James Crowest
  • Rigoletto starts to drag the sack with the body toward the stream.

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