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[gloo k] /glʊk/
Alma (Reba Fiersohn; Mme. Efrem Zimbalist) 1884–1938, U.S. operatic soprano, born in Romania.
Christoph Willibald von
[kris-tawf vil-i-bahlt fuh n] /ˈkrɪs tɔf ˈvɪl ɪˌbɑlt fən/ (Show IPA),
1714–87, German operatic composer.
Louise, born 1943, U.S. poet. Unabridged
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  • Gluck himself was aware that if he was to succeed in the long run, his "Iphignie" must not be left long alone.

  • Then there was silence, but for the "Gluck" with which we lifted our feet from the slush.

    Auld Licht Idylls J. M. Barrie
  • The whole of this little valley belonged to three brothers, called Schwartz, Hans, and Gluck.

    Children's Literature Charles Madison Curry
  • Such music thinks; so it is with Gluck; and with Mendelssohn.

    Letters of Edward FitzGerald Edward FitzGerald
  • He stooped and plucked a lily that grew beside Gluck's feet.

  • He spoke in so very melancholy a tone that it quite melted Gluck's heart.

    Children's Literature Charles Madison Curry
  • Gluck had no scruples about grinding several grists from the same sack and drawing from his old works to help out his new ones.

    Musical Memories Camille Saint-Sans
  • All at once it struck Gluck that it sounded louder near the furnace.

    Children's Literature Charles Madison Curry
British Dictionary definitions for Gluck


/German ɡlʊk/
Christoph Willibald von (ˈkrɪstɔf ˈvɪlibalt fɔn). 1714–87, German composer, esp of operas, including Orfeo ed Euridice (1762) and Alceste (1767)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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