Definitions

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  • adj. Of or pertaining to the city or province of Parma, in Italy.

Etymologies

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From Parma + adjective suffix -ese.

Examples

  • Mr. Moore leaned back in his chair, and folded his arms across his chest; Miss Keeldar resumed her square of silk canvas, and continued the creation of a wreath of Parmese violets.

    Shirley, by Charlotte Bronte

  • Parmese light-and-shade, and paid them the homage of assimilation; but if Gainsborough (1727-1788) had such school knowledge he positively disregarded it.

    A Text-Book of the History of Painting

  • The Parmese petitioned their new Duke to send the man away, and to grant them some measure of freedom.

    The Liberation of Italy

  • He was not often so fortunate in his Parmese efforts.

    Castilian Days

  • Correggio had prepared for the Parmese 'a fricassée of frogs. '

    The Old Masters and Their Pictures For the Use of Schools and Learners in Art

  • To daub a tawdry and superficial reproduction of those Parmese frescoes, to fill the cupolas of Italy with veritable _guazzetti di rane_, was comparatively easy; and between our intelligence and what remains of that stupendous masterpiece of boldness, crowd a thousand memories of such ineptitude.

    Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, First Series

  • To daub a tawdry and superficial reproduction of these Parmese frescos, to fill the cupolas of Italy with veritable _guazzetti di rane_, was comparatively easy; and between our intelligence and what remains of that stupendous masterpiece of boldness crowd a thousand memories of such ineptitude.

    New Italian sketches

  • Everybody loved him, and amongst others this feeling was warmly shared by a Parmese girl, named Campioni, who was wonderfully beautiful.

    The memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

  • They then asked me how it was that the Parmese ambassador knew nothing about me, and I replied that I had never been presented to him.

    The memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

  • Farinello, who was also known as the Chevalier Borschi had reigned, as it were, in Spain till the Parmese wife of Philip V. had laid plots which obliged him to leave the Court after the disgrace of Enunada.

    The memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

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