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[goo-noh; French goo-noh] /ˈgu noʊ; French guˈnoʊ/
Charles François
[chahrlz fran-swah;; French sharl frahn-swa] /tʃɑrlz frænˈswɑ;; French ʃarl frɑ̃ˈswa/ (Show IPA),
1818–93, French composer. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Nevertheless Gounod was too pronounced a mannerist to do justice to Shakespeare's immortal love-story.

    The Opera R.A. Streatfeild
  • They have not come out because of Gounod, they p. 301have come because of you.

    Castellinaria Henry Festing Jones
  • One reason for Gounod's eminence lay in his great reverence for his art.

  • The existing operas of Bellini and Gounod do not frighten me.

  • Gounod himself has prefaced the music with an admirably concise description of the text and its various subjects.

    The Standard Oratorios George P. Upton
  • We had heard 'Faust' some years before and were great admirers of Gounod's genius.

    Married August Strindberg
  • See the manner in which Gounod has taken Shakespeare's Juliette and translated her into an atmosphere of poetry.

  • Gounod's study was a room which fitted his character perfectly.

  • But Gounod's honesty forbade him to write claptrap, and he does not make many concessions to the singers.

    How Music Developed W. J. Henderson
  • It was on my return that I was taken to Gounod and I waited a year for a hearing.

British Dictionary definitions for Gounod


/ˈɡuːnəʊ; French ɡuno/
Charles François (ʃarl frɑ̃swa). 1818–93, French composer of the operas Faust (1859) and Romeo and Juliet (1867)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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