la-gioconda









la-gioconda


noun

  1. Mona Lisa.
  2. an opera (1876) by Amilcare Ponchielli.

noun

  1. (Italian La Gioconda), a portrait (1503?–05?) by Leonardo da Vinci.

noun

  1. a portrait of a young woman painted by Leonardo da Vinci, admired for her enigmatic smileAlso called: La Gioconda

from 1923, in reference to an enigmatic smile or expression like that in Leonardo DaVinci’s painting. First attested in D.H. Lawrence. A painting by Leonardo da Vinci of a woman with a mysterious smile. It is one of the most readily recognized paintings in the world.

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