American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A city of northern Italy on the Po River east-southeast of Milan. Originally a Roman colony, it was an independent commune in the Middle Ages until its surrender to Milan in 1334. Population: 70,900.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Any violin made at Cremona, Italy, by the Amati family, in the latter part of the sixteenth and in the seventeenth century, and by Stradivarius at the beginning of the eighteenth century. These instruments are considered to excel all others, and are highly prized. The name is often improperly applied to any old Italian violin.
- n. Same as cromorna.
- n. Province of Lombardy, Italy.
- n. Town and capital of Cremona.
- n. A superior kind of violin, formerly made at Cremona in Italy.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A superior kind of violin, formerly made at Cremona, in Italy.
- n. a city in Lombardy on the Po River; noted for the manufacture of fine violins from the 16th to the 18th centuries
“In 1437, Bernardino died in Cremona, bequeathing to his sons a castle and a cavalry force.”
“Canni, in Cremona following the 1942 bombings of Milano.”
“IT is not a year ago since there was in Cremona a gentleman named Messire Jean Pierre, who had long loved a lady in his neighborhood; but for all he could do he had never been able to obtain from her the response he longed for, though she loved him with all her heart.”
“At many stops students were greeted with concerts, including one performed on 17th-century violins in Cremona, home of the world’s most coveted string instruments.”
“[(from his Cremona were the only) 29.2 (claims from which he could derive either favour or)] TJ”
“Venice, where Violin manufacture was in the most flourishing condition, and adopted the name of "Cremona" as the sign of his house.”
“Mike, indeed, was a great acquisition to our party; for, besides singing a good Irish song, he had learned to play the fiddle, -- and, of course, he had brought his "Cremona," of which he was justly proud, along with him.”
“Today I am again completely fascinated by the automobile—as a machine, as an instrument of human ingenuity, as a political and economic force, as an expression of art and design to rival Cremona violins and Shanghai skyscrapers.”
“The instruments have even staked out different Italian territories: Top-selling violins hail from 17th century Cremona and Milan; violas from late 16th century Brescia, and cellos from late 17th-century Venice.”
“I love them as much for the ads for Atco Autoscythes and Cremona Assorted Toffees as for the editorial content on everything from redstarts on window-sills to the vegetation on British Railways 'embankments.”
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