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Breughel

or Breu·gel, Brue·ghel, Brue·gel

[broi-guh l, broo-; Flemish brœ-guh l]
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noun
  1. Pie·ter the Elder [pee-ter; Flemish pee-tuhr] /ˈpi tər; Flemish ˈpi tər/, Peasant Breughel, c1525–69, Flemish genre and landscape painter.
  2. his sonsJan [yahn] /yɑn/, Velvet Breughel, 1568–1625, and Pieter the Younger (“Hell Breughel”), 1564–1637?, Flemish painters.
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Historical Examples

  • It is hardly a masterpiece, this Breughel, and is dingy in colour.

    Egoists

    James Huneker

  • They have all the oddity, all the whim, and all the horror of the pencil of Breughel.

  • The head of a child by Parmigiano; a large picture by Breughel.

  • No one excelled our English master in this crowding of incident, not even Breughel or Teniers.

  • Breughel set into motion the mental machinery of the Temptation that never stopped whirring until 1874.

    Egoists

    James Huneker


British Dictionary definitions for breughel

Breughel

noun
  1. a variant spelling of Brueghel
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