Definition of humoresque in English:


Line breaks: hu¦mor|esque
Pronunciation: /ˌhjuːməˈrɛsk


  • A short, lively piece of music.
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    • 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 'humour'.

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