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or Tchekhov

[chek-awf, -of; Russian chye-khuh f] /ˈtʃɛk ɔf, -ɒf; Russian ˈtʃyɛ xəf/
Anton Pavlovich
[an-ton pav-loh-vich;; Russian uhn-tawn puh-vlaw-vyich] /ˈæn tɒn pævˈloʊ vɪtʃ;; Russian ʌnˈtɔn pʌˈvlɔ vyɪtʃ/ (Show IPA),
1860–1904, Russian short-story writer and dramatist. Unabridged
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  • Neither Chekhov nor Andreev have attempted to lift that black pall of despair that hangs over Russian fiction.

    Essays on Russian Novelists William Lyon Phelps
  • Chekhov's letters to his wife after his marriage have not as yet been published.

    Letters of Anton Chekhov Anton Chekhov
  • They look up to Tolstoi and Chekhov, and reject all principles founded upon more romantic and more genial models.

    The Spirit of the Ghetto Hutchins Hapgood
  • After dinner Chekhov used to go off to his bedroom and lock himself in to "read."

    Letters of Anton Chekhov Anton Chekhov
  • Such criticism hurt Chekhov a good deal, and embittered him even more than he was already embittered by Russian life itself.

British Dictionary definitions for Chekhov


/ˈtʃɛkɒf; Russian ˈtʃɛxəf/
Anton Pavlovich (anˈtɔn ˈpavləvitʃ). 1860–1904, Russian dramatist and short-story writer. His plays include The Seagull (1896), Uncle Vanya (1900), The Three Sisters (1901), and The Cherry Orchard (1904)
Derived Forms
Chekhovian, Chekovian (tʃɛˈkəʊvɪən) adjective
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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