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Debussy

[deb-yoosee, dey-byoo-, duhbyoo-see; French duh-bysee]
noun
  1. Claude A·chille [klawd uhsheel; French klohd asheel] /klɔd əˈʃil; French kloʊd aˈʃil/, 1862–1918, French composer.
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Related formsDe·bus·sy·an [dih-byoo-see-uh n] /dɪˈbyu si ən/, adjective
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Examples from the Web for debussy

Historical Examples of debussy

  • Behind Monet and Debussy the umbrella persisted, with the steady beat of a drum.

    Howards End

    E. M. Forster

  • Debussy‘s extraordinary music136 may be explained in the same way.

    The Orchard of Tears

    Sax Rohmer

  • Strauss and Debussy are also very different in their methods of composition.

    Great Pianists on Piano Playing

    James Francis Cooke

  • Strauss and Debussy are the legitimate fruits of thy evil tree of music!

    Egoists

    James Huneker

  • And now you just sit down at that piano and play me Debussy‘s ‘Arabesque.’

    Three Soldiers

    John Dos Passos


British Dictionary definitions for debussy

Debussy

noun
  1. (Achille) Claude (klod). 1862–1918, French composer and critic, the creator of impressionism in music and a profound influence on contemporary composition. His works include Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune (1894) and La Mer (1905) for orchestra, the opera Pelléas et Mélisande (1902), and many piano pieces and song settings
Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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Debussy

[deb-yoosee, dey-byoo-, duhbyoo-see; French duh-bysee]
noun
  1. Claude A·chille [klawd uhsheel; French klohd asheel] /klɔd əˈʃil; French kloʊd aˈʃil/, 1862–1918, French composer.
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Related formsDe·bus·sy·an [dih-byoo-see-uh n] /dɪˈbyu si ən/, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for debussy

Historical Examples of debussy

  • Behind Monet and Debussy the umbrella persisted, with the steady beat of a drum.

    Howards End

    E. M. Forster

  • Debussy‘s extraordinary music136 may be explained in the same way.

    The Orchard of Tears

    Sax Rohmer

  • Strauss and Debussy are also very different in their methods of composition.

    Great Pianists on Piano Playing

    James Francis Cooke

  • Strauss and Debussy are the legitimate fruits of thy evil tree of music!

    Egoists

    James Huneker

  • And now you just sit down at that piano and play me Debussy‘s ‘Arabesque.’

    Three Soldiers

    John Dos Passos


British Dictionary definitions for debussy

Debussy

noun
  1. (Achille) Claude (klod). 1862–1918, French composer and critic, the creator of impressionism in music and a profound influence on contemporary composition. His works include Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune (1894) and La Mer (1905) for orchestra, the opera Pelléas et Mélisande (1902), and many piano pieces and song settings
Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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