Sienese


Sienese

Sienese [see-uh-neez, -nees] ExamplesWord Origin 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 Si·en·ese.

  1. an inhabitant of Siena.

Origin of Sienese First recorded in 1750–60; Sien(a) + -ese Examples from the Web for sienese Historical Examples of sienese

  • This may possibly have been done when Montepulciano was dismantled by the Sienese in 1232.

    New Italian sketches

    John Addington Symonds

  • The beauty of the Sienese contado is clearly on the sandstone, not upon the clay.

    New Italian sketches

    John Addington Symonds

  • The family of Tolomei was among the noblest of the Sienese aristocracy.

    New Italian sketches

    John Addington Symonds

  • If d’Ucello was involved in fighting the Sienese, what might that mean for Daoud?

    The Saracen: The Holy War

    Robert Shea

  • I am only sorry he will not come in time to save Orvieto from the Sienese.

    The Saracen: The Holy War

    Robert Shea

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