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Debussy, Claude Syllabification: De·bus·sy, Claude
Pronunciation: /ˌdebyo͝oˈsē/ /ˌdā-/

Definition of Debussy, Claude in English:

( 1862–1918), French composer and critic; full name Achille Claude Debussy. He incorporated the ideas of impressionist art and symbolist poetry into music, using melodies based on the whole-tone scale and delicate harmonies that exploit overtones.

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