Definition of étude in English:

étude

Syllabification: é·tude
Pronunciation: /āˈt(y)o͞od
 
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noun

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.

Origin

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

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