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chopin1

[chop-in] /ˈtʃɒp ɪn/
noun
1.
an old Scottish unit of liquid measure equivalent to about a quart.
2.
a container holding this amount.
Origin of chopin1
1225-1275
1225-75; Middle English < Middle French chopine < Middle Low German scōpe scoop < Middle Dutch schoepe

chopin2

[chop-in] /ˈtʃɒp ɪn/
noun
1.

Chopin

[shoh-pan; for 1 also French shaw-pan] /ˈʃoʊ pæn; for 1 also French ʃɔˈpɛ̃/
noun
1.
Frédéric François
[fred-uh-rik fran-swah,, fred-rik;; French frey-dey-reek frahn-swa] /ˈfrɛd ə rɪk frænˈswɑ,, ˈfrɛd rɪk;; French freɪ deɪˈrik frɑ̃ˈswa/ (Show IPA),
1810–49, Polish composer and pianist, in France after 1831.
2.
Kate O'Flaherty, 1851–1904, U.S. short-story writer and novelist.
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  • "chopin, my friend," said the lady who had attached herself to Harkless.

    The Gentleman From Indiana Booth Tarkington
  • At once chopin ceased his moaning and weeping and came over to the instrument.

    Melomaniacs James Huneker
  • I loved chopin's reputation too much ever to write a line of music after his death.

    Melomaniacs James Huneker
  • They one and all hated Wagner, adoring chopin's magic music.

    Melomaniacs James Huneker
  • I ventured to remark that chopin had no special talent for the sonata form.

    Melomaniacs James Huneker
  • chopin should be heard only in the early evening or after midnight.

    Melomaniacs James Huneker
  • Do you know what the pupils of chopin say of my interpretation?

    Melomaniacs James Huneker
  • "They know nothing about chopin or his music," he calmly replied.

    Melomaniacs James Huneker
  • chopin only loved Sand and before that Constantia Gladowska.

    Melomaniacs James Huneker
British Dictionary definitions for chopin

Chopin

/ˈʃɒpæn; French ʃɔpɛ̃/
noun
1.
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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