Share this entry

Share this page

Beethoven, Ludwig van

Syllabification: Bee·tho·ven, Ludwig van
Pronunciation: /ˈbāˌtōvən, ˈbātˌō-
 
/

Definition of Beethoven, Ludwig van in English:

( 1770–1827), German composer. Despite increasing deafness, Beethoven wrote prodigiously: nine symphonies, thirty-two piano sonatas, sixteen string quartets, the opera Fidelio (1814), and the Mass in D (the Missa Solemnis, 1823).

Definition of Beethoven, Ludwig van in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day cumbersome
Pronunciation: ˈkʌmbəs(ə)m
adjective
large or heavy and therefore difficult to carry…