a city in Tuscany, in central Italy, S of Florence: cathedral.
a walled city in central Italy, in Tuscany: founded by the Etruscans; important artistic centre (13th–14th centuries); university (13th century). Pop: 52 625 (2001)
adjective 1. of or relating to Siena or its people. 2. pertaining to or designating the style of painting developed in Siena during the late 13th and 14th centuries, characterized by a use of Byzantine forms and iconography modified by an increased three-dimensional quality, decorative linear rhythms, and harmonious, although sometimes ornamental, color. noun, plural […]
noun 1. Henryk [hen-rik] /ˈhɛn rɪk/ (Show IPA), 1846–1916, Polish novelist: Nobel prize 1905. noun 1. Henryk (ˈxɛnrik). 1846–1916, Polish novelist. His best-known works are Quo Vadis? (1896), set in Nero’s Rome, and the war trilogy With Fire and Sword (1884), The Deluge (1886), and Pan Michael (1888), set in 17th-century Poland: Nobel prize for […]
noun 1. a ferruginous earth used as a yellowish-brown pigment (raw sienna) or, after roasting in a furnace, as a reddish-brown pigment (burnt sienna) 2. the color of such a pigment. noun 1. a natural earth containing ferric oxide used as a yellowish-brown pigment when untreated (raw sienna) or a reddish-brown pigment when roasted (burnt […]
noun 1. Cesare [che-zah-re] /ˈtʃɛ zɑ rɛ/ (Show IPA), 1923–2010, Italian basso.