Definition of Cicisbei
1. cicisbeo [n] - See also: cicisbeo
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cicisbei
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. ..."