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Burney

[bur-nee]
noun
  1. Charles,1726–1814, English organist, composer, and music historian.
  2. his daughterFrances or FannyMadame D'Arblay, 1752–1840, English novelist and diarist.
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Examples from the Web for burney

Historical Examples

  • "I thought she looked oppressed within," was Miss Burney's remark.

    Beaux and Belles of England

    Mary Robinson

  • Miss Burney describes her as too desirous of a reputation for charity and devotion.

  • The mistress said: "I hope it'll be a pleasant evening, Burney!"

  • I wished to know, for instance, what Dr. Burney had to say about singing.

    Medical Essays

    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

  • Shawn swam around to the other side as Burney raised the fish.

    Shawn of Skarrow

    James Tandy Ellis


British Dictionary definitions for burney

Burney

noun
  1. Charles . 1726–1814, English composer and music historian, whose books include A General History of Music (1776–89)
  2. his daughter, Frances . known as Fanny; married name Madame D'Arblay . 1752–1840, English novelist and diarist: author of Evelina (1778). Her Diaries and Letters (1768–1840) are of historical interest
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