[aw-fuh n-bahk, of-uh n-; for 1 also French aw-fen-bak; for 2 also German awf-uh n-bahkh]
- Jacques [zhahk] /ʒɑk/, 1819–80, French composer.
- a city in S Hesse, in central Germany, on the Main River, near Frankfurt.
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It was all so like a situation out of an opéra bouffe of Offenbach.The Vagrant Duke
There is a monastery at Offenbach where they have ice throughout the year.Paul Gosslett's Confessions in Love, Law, and The Civil Service
Charles James Lever
Finally, Offenbach discovered her and wrote for her his Jolie Parfumeuse.
She preferred Offenbach, and she never became a cultivated musician.Girls and Women
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In another minute Dare entered, humming the latest air of Offenbach.A Laodicean
- a city in central Germany, on the River Main in Hesse opposite Frankfurt am Main: leather-goods industry. Pop: 119 208 (2003 est)
- Jacques (ʒɑk). 1819–80, German-born French composer of many operettas, including Orpheus in the Underworld (1858), and of the opera The Tales of Hoffmann (1881)
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