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Italian Loan Words

Try to guess popular words and phrases in Italian.
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Last updated: October 16, 2012
First submittedOctober 16, 2012
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Revenge
Vendetta
Artist's workshop or atelier.
Studio
Scheme, masterplan, sequence of events.
Scenario
Musical instrument. To play softly.
Piano
Freelance photographer of celebrities.
Paparazzo
A declaration of principles.
Manifesto
Orchestra conductor.
Maestro
Painting on a plastered wall.
Fresco
The Virgin Mary. Also the alias of a pop singer.
Madonna
"The good life"
La dolce vita
A complicated situation.
Imbroglio
Inconspicuous
Incognito
The international use of the English language.
Lingua franca
Plaster
Gesso
Temperamental, vain, or egotistical person.
Prima donna
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"Delicious idleness"
Dolce far niente
Drawing and painting technique of high contrast.
Chiaroscuro
To sing without musical accompaniment.
A capella
A music piece intended to be sung.
Sonata
Correctly cooked pasta.
Al dente
Instrument used to capture or emit radio waves.
Antenna
Flavorsome subatomic particle.
Neutrino
Cheering
Bravo
"What will be, will be"
Che sarĂ , sarĂ 
An opulent spectacle.
Extravaganza
Transgressive mural art.
Graffiti
"Our thing"
Cosa Nostra
A complete failure.
Fiasco
To perform something at the first attempt.
Alla prima
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level 57
May 28, 2013
A capella is actually spelled "a cappella."
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level 46
Aug 31, 2015
It's "stravaganza"
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level 71
Oct 13, 2015
A sonata is NOT intended to be sung--it's an instrumental piece.
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level 38
Feb 24, 2017
I always though that incognito means anonymous (unknown).
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level 61
Jan 19, 2019
Diva fits the clue at least as well as prima donna. I have always known it as que cera cera, but i found out its origin is complicated. And what is flavorsome about an neutrino? Quark is.