Definition of humoresque in English:


Syllabification: hu·mor·esque
Pronunciation: /ˌ(h)yo͞oməˈresk


  • A short, lively piece of music.
    More example sentences
    • This humoresque was founded upon song from the Broadway show Sinbad.
    • The humoresques are late examples of this, written, I believe, before the Finnish government granted the composer a lifetime stipend.


late 19th century: from German Humoreske, from Humor 'humor'.

More definitions of humoresque

Definition of humoresque in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day maelstrom
Pronunciation: ˈmeɪlstrəm
a powerful whirlpool in the sea