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[es-ter-hah-zee; French e-ster-a-zee] /ˈɛs tərˌhɑ zi; French ɛ stɛr aˈzi/
Marie Charles Ferdinand Walsin
[ma-ree sharl fer-dee-nahn val-san] /maˈri ʃarl fɛr diˈnɑ̃ valˈsɛ̃/ (Show IPA),
1847–1923, French army officer who confessed forging evidence that convicted Alfred Dreyfus.


[es-ter-hah-zee; Hungarian es-ter-hah-zi] /ˈɛs tərˌhɑ zi; Hungarian ˈɛs tɛrˌhɑ zɪ/
Prince Miklós József
[mi-klohsh yoh-zhef] /ˈmɪ kloʊʃ ˈyoʊ ʒɛf/ (Show IPA),
1714–90, Hungarian patron of the arts. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for Esterhazy
Historical Examples
  • Gone with the little courts that nurtured them—gone with Esterhazy and Weimar.

    Howards End E. M. Forster
  • Call it, for the sake of piquancy, "Beethoven and Esterhazy."

    Old Fogy James Huneker
  • "There are many girls who determine on their own fall," said Esterhazy.

  • "She might just as well be in the East Indies," said Esterhazy.

  • I have had two other conversations with Esterhazy at different times.

    The Greville Memoirs Charles C. F. Greville
  • Haydn's position in the Esterhazy home gave him just the opportunity he wanted.

    Franz Joseph Haydn Thomas Tapper
  • Major Esterhazy, who had been arrested, was acquitted by the court-martial.

    My Memoirs Marguerite Steinheil
  • Visits from members of the Esterhazy family gave him much pleasure.

    Haydn J. Cuthbert Hadden
  • Did you see the account of the sales of the Esterhazy jewels the other day?

  • The Esterhazy chapter of Haydn's life had closed with something of a snap.


    John F. Runciman
British Dictionary definitions for Esterhazy


a noble Hungarian family that produced many soldiers, diplomats, and patrons of the arts. Prince Miklós József Esterházy (1714–90) rebuilt the family castle of Esterháza and employed Haydn as his musical director (1766–90)
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