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Prokofiev

[pruh-kaw-fee-uh f, -ef, -koh-; Russian pruh-kaw-fyif]
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noun
  1. Ser·gei Ser·ge·e·vich [syir-gyey syir-gye-yi-vyich] /syɪrˈgyeɪ syɪrˈgyɛ yɪ vyɪtʃ/, 1891–1953, Russian composer.
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Historical Examples

  • I had been out with my sons to see Prokofiev, who was living in the neighborhood.

    An Autobiography

    Igor Stravinsky

  • I also saw Prokofiev, whom Diaghileff had summoned from Russia to discuss the composition of a ballet he had commissioned.

    An Autobiography

    Igor Stravinsky


British Dictionary definitions for prokofiev

Prokofiev

noun
  1. Sergei Sergeyevich (sɪrˈɡjej sɪrˈɡjejɪvitʃ). 1891–1953, Soviet composer. His compositions include the orchestral fairy tale Peter and the Wolf (1936), the opera The Love for Three Oranges (1921), and seven symphonies
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