Ca·​sa·​no·​va | \ ˌka-zə-ˈnō-və How to pronounce Casanova (audio) , ˌka-sə- \
plural Casanovas

Definition of Casanova

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: a man known for seducing women and having many lovers Women were terribly charmed by him; a veritable Casanova, he had five wives and literally dozens of mistresses …— Benjamin Segedin A bad boy—a beyond-sexy Casanova who loves 'em, leaves 'em and thumbs his nose at matrimony …— Colin Covert Robert Downey Jr. stars as a post-adolescent Casanova who gets a jolt of sensitivity from a sweet conquest, inevitably played by Molly Ringwald.Entertainment Weekly


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Ca·​sa·​no·​va | \ ˌka-zə-ˈnō-və How to pronounce Casanova (audio) , ˌka-sə- \

Definition of Casanova (Entry 2 of 2)

Giovanni Giacomo 1725–1798 originally Giacomo Girolamo Casanova; alias Jean-Jacques, Chevalier de Seingalt Italian adventurer and memoirist

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Examples of Casanova in a Sentence

Noun He has a terrible reputation as a Casanova. to hear him tell it, he was his college's number one Casanova

First Known Use of Casanova


1852, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Casanova


Giacomo Girolamo Casanova

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The first known use of Casanova was in 1852

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“Casanova.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of Casanova

: a man who has many lovers

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