Definition of humoresque in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌhjuːməˈrɛsk/


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.


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

Words that rhyme with humoresque

arabesque, burlesque, Dantesque, desk, grotesque, Junoesque, Kafkaesque, Moresque, picaresque, picturesque, plateresque, Pythonesque, Romanesque, sculpturesque, statuesque

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