an opera (1884) by Jules Massenet.
[lah mah-naw ne-rah] /lɑ ˈmɑ nɔ ˈnɛ rɑ/ noun, Italian. 1. (def 1).
noun 1. a military leader who presents himself as the savior of the country during a period of crisis and either assumes or threatens to assume dictatorial powers. 2. any dictator.
[French ma-nawn les-koh] /French ma nɔ̃ lɛsˈkoʊ/ noun 1. a novel (1731) by Antoine François Prévost. 2. an opera (1893) by Giacomo Puccini.
noun 1. . modifier : and some man-on-the-street TV commercials for post-convention use noun phrase The average person; the ordinary person; joe average, john q citizen (1830+)