Definition of étude in English:

Share this entry

étude

Pronunciation: /āˈt(y)o͞od/

noun

A short musical composition, typically for one instrument, designed as an exercise to improve the technique or demonstrate the skill of the player.
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'.

Words that rhyme with étude

allude, brood, collude, conclude, crude, delude, dude, elude, exclude, extrude, exude, feud, food, illude, include, intrude, Jude, lewd, mood, nude, obtrude, occlude, Oudh, preclude, protrude, prude, pseud, pultrude, rood, rude, seclude, shrewd, snood, transude, unglued, unsubdued, who'd, you'd

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: é·tude

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.