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Lul·ly(lo͞o-lē′, lŭ-), Jean Baptiste 1632-1687.
Italian-born French composer. He was court composer to Louis XIV, founding the national French opera and producing court ballets for Molière's plays.
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1. (Biography) Jean Baptiste (ʒɑ̃ batist), Italian name Giovanni Battista Lulli. 1632–87, French composer, born in Italy; founder of French opera. With Philippe Quinault as librettist, he wrote operas such as Alceste (1674) and Armide (1686); as superintendent of music at the court of Louis XIV, he wrote incidental music to comedies by Molière
2. (Biography) Also: Lull Raymond or Ramón (raˈmɔn). ?1235–1315, Spanish philosopher, mystic, and missionary. His chief works are Ars generalis sive magna and the Utopian novel Blaquerna
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Lul•ly(ˈlu li, luˈli)
Jean Baptiste (ʒɑ̃) 1632–87, French composer, born in Italy.Italian, Lul•li (ˈlul li)
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|Noun||1.||Lully - Spanish philosopher (1235-1315)|
|2.||Lully - French composer (born in Italy) who was the court composer to Louis XIV and founded the national French opera (1632-1687)|
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