American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Durante, Jimmy 1893-1980. American comedian remembered for his hoarse voice, ample nose, and time-worn hat. He appeared in a number of films and Broadway shows, including Red, Hot, and Blue (1936).
GNU Webster's 1913
- prep. (Law) During.
- n. United States comedian remembered for his large nose and hoarse voice (1893-1980)
“Durante is a talented receiver with big-play ability who can make an immediate impact.”
“Outgoing Central Coast coach Lawrie McKinna believes Perth will have a huge task on their hands next Sunday, particularly given the strong vocal crowd support the Phoenix enjoy and the form of leading players such as Durante, Ifill, Greenacre, and Jon McKain.”
“They also partnered on the tuner "Durante," about Jimmy Durante.”
“After seeing the Reisenweber performance, Durante was inspired to assemble his own dance music group, called the Original New Orleans Jazz Band, which featured, in one of the first acts of racial integration in American popular music, a young African American clarinetist named Achille Baquet.”
“Durante had traveled downtown to the show from 125th Street in Harlem, where he was the piano player at a saloon in the basement of a burlesque club.”
“During the 1920s, Durante also collaborated with a black songwriter named Chris Smith on several songs that were recorded by the great blues singer Mamie Smith.”
“One member of the audience that night was another funky Italian named Jimmy Durante.”
“Here, gymnast Dave Durante practices a routine revolving around a pair of wooden sculptures replicating business-class airline seats.”
“John E. Durante of Durante Rentals LLC, a Bronx, N.Y., construction-equipment rental company, got a $45,000 credit line two months ago.”
“Without the loan, Mr. Durante was forced to rent the machinery.”
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