Definition of Cicisbei

1. cicisbeo [n] - See also: cicisbeo



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cicisbei

cicatrizing
cicatrose
cicelies
cicely
cicerone
cicerones
ciceroni
ciceros
cichlid
cichlid fish
cichlids
cichloid
cichoraceous
cichoric acid
cicinnus
cicisbei (current term)
cicisbeism
cicisbeisms
cicisbeo
cicisbeos
ciclaton
ciclatons
ciclatoun
ciclatouns
ciclopirox olamine
ciclosporin
ciclosporins
ciconine
cicoree
cicorees

Literary usage of Cicisbei

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Catalogue of Opera Librettos Printed Before 1800 by Oscar George Theodore Sonneck (1914)
"... Quando il cuor non ni contenta " instead of "Di galanti cicisbei," and act III begins ... cicisbei ..."

2. Woman Physiologically Considered as to Mind, Morals, Marriage, Matrimonial by Alexander Walker (1840)
"is evident that husbands, serving themselves as cicisbei to other ladies, could not enjoy such a privilege except upon reciprocal conditions : they ..."

3. Historical View of the Literature of the South of Europe by Thomas Roscoe (1846)
"cicisbei are introduced into the greatest part of the comedies, without, however, being permitted to breathe a syllable of love. ..."

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