mag·​nif·​i·​co mag-ˈni-fi-ˌkō How to pronounce magnifico (audio)
plural magnificoes or magnificos
: a nobleman of Venice
: a person of high position

Examples of magnifico in a Sentence

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Word History


Italian, from magnifico, adjective, magnificent, from Latin magnificus

First Known Use

1573, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of magnifico was in 1573

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Cite this Entry

“Magnifico.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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