Boris Godunov

or Bo·ris Go·dou·nov, Bo·ris Go·du·noff

[ bawr-is god-n-awf, -of, goo d-, bohr-; bor-; Russian buh-ryees guh-doo-nawf ]
/ ˈbɔr ɪs ˈgɒd nˌɔf, -ˌɒf, ˈgʊd-, ˈboʊr-; ˈbɒr-; Russian bʌˈryis gə duˈnɔf /

noun

a play (1825) by Pushkin.
an opera (1874) by Modest Moussorgsky, based on Pushkin's drama.

Definition for boris godunov (2 of 2)

Godunov

[ god-n-awf, goo d-; Russian guh-doo-nawf ]
/ ˈgɒd nˌɔf, ˈgʊd-; Russian gə duˈnɔf /

noun

Bo·ris Fe·do·ro·vich [bawr-is fi-dawr-uh-vich, bohr-, bor-; Russian buh-ryees fyaw-duh-ruh-vyich] /ˈbɔr ɪs fɪˈdɔr ə vɪtʃ, ˈboʊr-, ˈbɒr-; Russian bʌˈryis ˈfyɔ də rə vyɪtʃ/, 1552–1605, regent of Russia 1584–98 and czar 1598–1605.
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British Dictionary definitions for boris godunov

Godunov

/ (ˈɡɒdəˌnɒf, ˈɡʊd-, Russian ɡəduˈnɔf) /

noun

Boris Fyodorovich (baˈris ˈfjɔdərəvitʃ). ?1551–1605, Russian regent (1584–98) and tsar (1598–1605)
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