Definition of Messiaen, Olivier in English:

Messiaen, Olivier

Syllabification: Mes·siaen, Olivier
Pronunciation: /mesˈyäN
 
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  • (1908–92), French composer; full name Olivier Eugène Prosper Charles Messiaen. His music was influenced by Greek and Hindu rhythms, birdsong, Stravinsky, Debussy, and his Roman Catholic faith.

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Pronunciation: ˌkɒlərəˈtjʊərə
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elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody