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[gling-kuh; Russian glyeen-kuh] /ˈglɪŋ kə; Russian ˈglyin kə/
Mikhail Ivanovich
[mi-kah-eel i-vah-nuh-vich;; Russian myi-khuh-yeel ee-vah-nuh-vyich] /mɪ kɑˈil ɪˈvɑ nə vɪtʃ;; Russian myɪ xʌˈyil iˈvɑ nə vyɪtʃ/ (Show IPA),
1803–57, Russian composer. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • "I beg your pardon," Colonel Glinka said, scrambling after her upon his hands and knees, groping for her with outstretched arms.

    Pastoral Affair Charles A. Stearns
  • At twenty Glinka took singing lessons from the Italian Belloli.

    The Russian Opera Rosa Newmarch
  • He held Wagner in something like horror, and kept contemptuous silence about all the Russian composers who followed Glinka.

    The Russian Opera Rosa Newmarch
  • Glinka was the first inspired interpreter of the Russian nationality in music.

    The Russian Opera Rosa Newmarch
  • We, in our box, continues Glinka, shed torrents of tears—tears of emotion and enthusiasm.

    The Russian Opera Rosa Newmarch
  • I can only say no one loves and appreciates Glinka more than I do.

  • The coldness of the public towards this work, the fruit of his mature conviction, was a keen disappointment to Glinka.

    The Russian Opera Rosa Newmarch
  • He collaborated with Glinka in writing "Ruslan and Liudmila."

    Letters of Anton Chekhov Anton Chekhov
  • But these ripe and classic works will surpass everything we have heard since Glinka.

  • Glinka smiled urbanely, shrugged his shoulders, and replied, 'As you please.'

    Franz Liszt James Huneker
British Dictionary definitions for Glinka


/Russian ˈɡlinkə/
Mikhail Ivanovich (mixaˈil iˈvanəvitʃ). 1803–57, Russian composer who pioneered the Russian national school of music. His works include the operas A Life for the Tsar (1836) and Russlan and Ludmilla (1842)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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