Definition of magnifico in English:



  • A very powerful, important, or eminent person.

    ‘the ranking magnificoes of the media establishment’
    • ‘The old magnifico's zest is infective and the audience is swept along with his machinations only to find itself, along with the anti-hero, hovering at the edge of criminality.’
    • ‘It was built by Georgian magnifico Ralph Allen so that he could see it from his townhouse off York Street, and think those castle thoughts.’
    • ‘My mother came from the old, patrician, landed magnificoes in Australia.’
    magnate, mogul, big businessman, baron, merchant prince, captain of industry, industrialist, financier, top executive, chief, lord, magnifico, nabob, grandee
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Late 16th century: Italian, magnificent, originally used as a title for a Venetian magnate.