- an old Scottish unit of liquid measure equivalent to about a quart.
- a container holding this amount.
Origin of chopin1
1225–75; Middle English < Middle French chopine < Middle Low German scōpe scoop < Middle Dutch schoepe
[shoh-pan; for 1 also French shaw-pan]
- Fré·dé·ric Fran·çois [fred-uh-rik fran-swah, fred-rik; French frey-dey-reek frahn-swa] /ˈfrɛd ə rɪk frænˈswɑ, ˈfrɛd rɪk; French freɪ deɪˈrik frɑ̃ˈswa/, 1810–49, Polish composer and pianist, in France after 1831.
- Kate O'Flaherty,1851–1904, U.S. short-story writer and novelist.
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Examples from the Web for chopin
Even in adulthood, sex barely comes between Chopin and his piano.The Best of Brit Lit
July 9, 2010
"Chopin, my friend," said the lady who had attached herself to Harkless.The Gentleman From Indiana
At once Chopin ceased his moaning and weeping and came over to the instrument.
I loved Chopin's reputation too much ever to write a line of music after his death.
They one and all hated Wagner, adoring Chopin's magic music.
I ventured to remark that Chopin had no special talent for the sonata form.
- Frédéric (François) (frederik). 1810–49, Polish composer and pianist active in France, who wrote chiefly for the piano: noted for his harmonic imagination and his lyrical and melancholy qualities
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