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Coleman

[kohl-muh n] /ˈkoʊl mən/
noun
1.
Cy (Seymour Kaufman) 1929–2004, U.S. theatrical composer and jazz pianist.
2.
Ornette
[awr-net] /ɔrˈnɛt/ (Show IPA),
born 1930, U.S. jazz saxophonist and composer.
3.
a male given name.
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  • "Why, I've delivered quite a lecture upon beauty," Miss Coleman said.

    The Bacillus of Beauty Harriet Stark
  • Go at once to 787 Washington Street and ask for Mr. Coleman.

    The Velvet Glove Harry Harrison
  • Coleman swiveled around in his chair and squinted at the wall clock.

    The Velvet Glove Harry Harrison
  • Coleman's voice cut through the air of tenseness like a knife.

    The Velvet Glove Harry Harrison
  • He climbed slowly to his feet and moved towards Coleman's desk.

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British Dictionary definitions for Coleman

Coleman

/ˈkəʊlmən/
noun
1.
Ornette (ɔːˈnɛt). born 1930, US avant-garde jazz alto saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist
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