Definition of étude in English:

étude

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Pronunciation: /ˈeɪtjuːd
 
, eɪˈtjuːd
 
/

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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