Lully

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(lo̅o̅lē, Fr. ly for 1; lulē for 2)


WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
Lul•ly  (lo̅o̅lē, Fr. ly for 1; lulē for 2),USA pronunciation n. 
    Italian,  Lul•li  (lo̅o̅lē, Fr. ly for 1; lulē for 2),USA pronunciation  Jean Bap•tiste  (lo̅o̅lē, Fr. ly for 1; lulē for 2),USA pronunciation 1632–87, French composer, esp. of operas and ballets, born in Italy. Catalan,  Lull  (lo̅o̅lē, Fr. ly for 1; lulē for 2),USA pronunciation  Raymond or  Ra•món  (lo̅o̅lē, Fr. ly for 1; lulē for 2),USA pronunciation ("Doctor Illuminatus''), 1235?–1315, Spanish theologian, philosopher, and author.
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
Lully n
  1. /French: lyli/ Jean Baptiste (ʒɑ̃ batist), Italian name Giovanni Battista Lulli. 1632–87, French composer, born in Italy; founder of French opera. With Philippe Quinault as librettist, he wrote operas such as Alceste (1674) and Armide (1686); as superintendent of music at the court of Louis XIV, he wrote incidental music to comedies by Molière
  2. Also: Lull /ˈlʌlɪ; Spanish: lul/ Raymond or Ramón (raˈmɔn). ?1235–1315, Spanish philosopher, mystic, and missionary. His chief works are Ars generalis sive magna and the Utopian novel Blaquerna
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