plural noun
Ca·​ra·​vag·​gis·​ti | \ ˌkär-ə-ˌvä-ˈjē-stē How to pronounce Caravaggisti (audio) \

Definition of Caravaggisti

: artists of the 17th century who were influenced by or worked in the style of the Italian painter Michelangelo Merisi Caravaggio In the Netherlands in the 1620s, the Utrecht Caravaggisti set the fashion for life-size half-length genre figures: drinkers, lute players and singers.— Melissa Percival, Fragonard and the Fantasy Figure: Painting the Imagination, 2012

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1942, in the meaning defined above

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“Caravaggisti.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 19 January 2020.

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