Definition of Sistine in English:

Sistine

adjective

  • Relating to any of the popes called Sixtus, especially Sixtus IV.

    • ‘The two-and-a-half hour Mass began with the Vatican's Sistine Choir singing the Gregorian chant, Grant Him Eternal Rest, O Lord.’
    • ‘The inside walls were painted in patterns similar to the Sistine ceiling.’
    • ‘Creation of the first man, Adam, inspired Michelangelo to realise upon the Sistine ceiling a moment of visionary grandeur, a tremendous pictorial thunderclap, eternally resonating.’
    • ‘Understanding the hidden power of biology to shape our most cherished relationships may banish Cupid to the Sistine ceiling forever.’
    • ‘When the Sistine ceiling was finally unveiled, Julius, who had defied death on several occasions, was impressed, surveying it ‘with immense satisfaction’.’

Origin

From Italian Sistino, from Sisto ‘Sixtus’.

Pronunciation

Sistine

/ˈsɪstiːn//ˈsɪstʌɪn/