Definition of étude in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈeɪtjuːd
, eɪˈtjuːd


A short musical composition, typically for one instrument, designed as an exercise to improve the technique or demonstrate the skill of the player.
More example sentences
  • Does anyone know if the scores for these piano études have been published?
  • It is an étude for violin and piano.


mid 19th century: from French, literally 'study'.

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