Sistine Chapel

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Sistine Chapel

(ˈsɪstaɪn; -tiːn)
n
(Named Buildings) the chapel of the pope in the Vatican at Rome, built for Sixtus IV and decorated with frescoes by Michelangelo and others
[Sistine, from Italian Sistino relating to Sisto Sixtus (Pope Sixtus IV)]

Sis′tine Chap′el


n.
the chapel of the pope in the Vatican at Rome, built for Pope Sixtus IV and decorated with frescoes by Michelangelo and others.
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Noun1.Sistine Chapel - the private chapel of the popes in Rome; it was built by and named after Sixtus IV in 1473
capital of Italy, Eternal City, Italian capital, Rome, Roma - capital and largest city of Italy; on the Tiber; seat of the Roman Catholic Church; formerly the capital of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire
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