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humoresque

Line breaks: hu¦mor|esque
Pronunciation: /ˌhjuːməˈrɛsk
 
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Definition of humoresque in English:

noun

A short, lively piece of music.
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.

Origin

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

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