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[ker-oo-bee-nee; Italian ke-roo-bee-nee]
  1. Ma·ri·a Lu·i·gi Car·lo Ze·no·bio Sal·va·to·re [mah-ree-ah loo-ee-jee kahr-law dze-naw-byaw sahl-vah-taw-re] /mɑˈri ɑ luˈi dʒi ˈkɑr lɔ dzɛˈnɔ byɔ ˌsɑl vɑˈtɔ rɛ/, 1760–1842, Italian composer, especially of opera; in France after 1788.
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Examples from the Web for cherubini

Historical Examples

  • The slight he had received from Cherubini aroused popular sympathy for him.

    The Standard Oratorios

    George P. Upton

  • In 1825 his father took him to Paris to consult Cherubini, as to his future.

  • Neither would he confer upon Cherubini the honor refused by Mehnl.

    The Empress Josephine

    Louise Muhlbach

  • A French translation of this letter was sent to Cherubini, but he returned no answer.

    Life of Beethoven

    Anton Schindler

  • He was received with great kindness by every one, but especially by Cherubini.

British Dictionary definitions for cherubini


  1. (Maria) Luigi (Carlo Zenobio Salvatore) (luˈiːdʒi). 1760–1842, Italian composer, noted particularly for his church music and his operas.
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