Try Our Apps


90s Slang You Should Know


or Rachmaninov

[rahkh-mah-nuh-nawf, -nof, rahk-; Russian ruhkh-mah-nyi-nuh f] /rɑxˈmɑ nəˌnɔf, -ˌnɒf, rɑk-; Russian rʌxˈmɑ nyɪ nəf/
Sergei Wassilievitch
[sur-gey vuh-seel-yuh-vich;; Russian syir-gyey vuh-syee-lyi-vyich] /sɜrˈgeɪ vəˈsil yə vɪtʃ;; Russian syɪrˈgyeɪ vʌˈsyi lyɪ vyɪtʃ/ (Show IPA),
1873–1943, Russian pianist and composer. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for Rachmaninoff
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • She played the Rachmaninoff "Prelude," and when she had finished they neither moved nor spoke.

    The Outrage Annie Vivanti
  • They have not, however, the splendid mould of Rachmaninoff, nor have they his vigorous originality.

    Great Pianists on Piano Playing James Francis Cooke
  • The giant of to-day, to my mind, is indisputably Rachmaninoff.

    Great Pianists on Piano Playing James Francis Cooke
  • An excellent example of this is contained in the autobiography, Rachmaninoff's Recollections.

  • It is as dismal and as overdone as Rachmaninoff's Prelude in C sharp minor.

    Nights in London Thomas Burke
  • In this book, immortal Rachmaninoff describes in detail his success in overcoming a severe case of mental depression.

British Dictionary definitions for Rachmaninoff


/rækˈmænɪˌnɒf; Russian raxˈmaninəf/
Sergei Vassilievich (sɪrˈɡjej vaˈsiljɪvitʃ). 1873–1943, Russian piano virtuoso and composer
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for Rachmaninoff

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for Rachmaninoff

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for rachmaninoff