Charles, 1726–1814, English organist, composer, and music historian.
his daughter, Frances or Fanny Madame D'Arblay, 1752–1840, English novelist and diarist.
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How to use Burney in a sentence
And Burney says in 1772 that the instrumental performers had been some time previously of the first class.Frederick Chopin as a Man and Musician | Frederick Niecks
It's a big class, you know, over two hundred, under Dean Burney.Ramsey Milholland | Booth Tarkington
Miss Burney is quite sensibly frank in her inability to fathom this imbecility.Laurence Sterne in Germany | Harvey Waterman Thayer
The secret of this attachment was soon discovered by Fanny Burney, but Johnson at most only suspected it.
Other men bereft of a pleasure might have recourse to other delights, but Burney had only two comforts in life.Sixes and Sevens | O. Henry
British Dictionary definitions for Burney
Charles . 1726–1814, English composer and music historian, whose books include A General History of Music (1776–89)
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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