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  1. Gus·tave [gy-stav] /güˈstav/, 1860–1956, French composer.
  2. Marc An·toine [mark ahn-twan] /mark ɑ̃ˈtwan/, 1634–1704, French composer.
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Examples from the Web for charpentier

Historical Examples

  • These were of the ordinary Charpentier editions of the French originals.

    The Fortune of the Rougons

    Emile Zola

  • Young Charpentier could not have been engaged in this second affair.

    A Study In Scarlet

    Arthur Conan Doyle

  • Charpentier gave the first particulars of this ingenious man.

  • Charpentier's opera, I should explain, had not yet been produced.


    Carl Van Vechten

  • The other guests were Edmond de Goncourt and Charpentier, the publisher.

    My Recollections

    Jules Massenet

British Dictionary definitions for charpentier


  1. Gustave (ɡystav). 1860–1956, French composer, whose best-known work is the opera Louise (1900)
  2. Marc-Antoine. ?1645–1704, French composer, best known for his sacred music, particularly the Te Deum
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