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Family of Venetian painters, including Jacopo (1400?-1470?), most of whose works have been lost, and his two sons, Gentile (1429?-1507) and Giovanni (1430?-1516). Giovanni, the most illustrious of the three, profoundly influenced the Venetian school of painting with his interest in light and color. His works include Saint Francis in Ecstasy.


(bə-lē′nē) or Bel·li·ni (bə-lē′nē)
n. pl. bel·li·nis or Bel·li·nis
A cocktail made of champagne or sparkling wine, sugar, and puréed fruit, often peaches or strawberries.

[After Giovanni Bellini (from the fact that the color of the drink reminded its inventor of a color used in one of Bellini's paintings).]


(Italian belˈlini)
1. (Biography) Giovanni (dʒoˈvanni). ?1430–1516, Italian painter of the Venetian school, noted for his altarpieces, landscapes, and Madonnas. His father Jacopo (?1400–70) and his brother Gentile (?1429–1507) were also painters
2. (Biography) Vincenzo (vinˈtʃɛntso). 1801–35, Italian composer of operas, esp La Sonnambula (1831) and Norma (1831)


(Cooking) a cocktail consisting of Prosecco and peach purée
[C20: named after Giovanni Bellini, because the drink's pink colour resembles one used in one of the artist's paintings]


(bəˈli ni)
a cocktail made with sparkling wine and peach purée.
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Gay-Lussac the chemist, Laplace the astronomer, Larrey the surgeon, de Suze the advocate, are here, and with them are Talma, Bellini, Rubini; de Balzac, Beaumarchais, Beranger; Moliere and Lafontaine, and scores of other men whose names and whose worthy labors are as familiar in the remote by-places of civilization as are the historic deeds of the kings and princes that sleep in the marble vaults of St.
Winger Mattia Bellini crossed over five minutes later and a Renato Giammarioli intercept (inset) effort sealed the win.
The distinctive color of the bindings of each allows us to locate them easily among collected works without using even a call number: Rossini is brown (the edition of the Fondazione Rossini, published by Ricordi) or yellow (the more recent Barenreiter series); Donizetti is dark green; Bellini is blue; Verdi is red.
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Bubbly Bellini and Russian Soul make quick reappearances following their runs at Navan on Sunday, when Bubbly Bellinri was third behind Joe Eile and Russian Soul 11th.
Michael Freedberg has given up his job as president of Bellini Baby & Teen Furniture, the Islandia-based franchised retailer founded by his father, Barry, and his uncle, Irving, to become a director at Ashlind Properties.
Bellini originally builds on Italia's two-fold methodological novelty: a genuinely historical perspective (more than welcome with an author who intentionally tends to veil his metamorphoses) and includes uncollected and unpublished texts allowing for a more accurate and detailed reconstruction of the growth of Savinio's poetics.
There's been a big jump in imports because of temporary relief of sanctions - everybody has been trying to get into the market," said Pierluigi Bellini, an analyst who covers the car industry at the research firm IHS.
Afternoon tea is accompanied by a Bellini and a glass of English sparkling pink wine.