chopin

1
[chop-in]

Origin of chopin

1
1225–75; Middle English < Middle French chopine < Middle Low German scōpe scoop < Middle Dutch schoepe

chopin

2
[chop-in]
noun
  1. chopine.

Chopin

[shoh-pan; for 1 also French shaw-pan]
noun
  1. Fré·dé·ric Fran·çois [fred-uh-rik fran-swah, fred-rik; French frey-dey-reek frahn-swa] /ˈfrɛd ə rɪk frænˈswɑ, ˈfrɛd rɪk; French freɪ deɪˈrik frɑ̃ˈswa/, 1810–49, Polish composer and pianist, in France after 1831.
  2. Kate O'Flaherty,1851–1904, U.S. short-story writer and novelist.
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Examples from the Web for chopin

Contemporary Examples of chopin

  • Even in adulthood, sex barely comes between Chopin and his piano.

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Historical Examples of chopin

  • "Chopin, my friend," said the lady who had attached herself to Harkless.

  • At once Chopin ceased his moaning and weeping and came over to the instrument.

    Melomaniacs

    James Huneker

  • I loved Chopin's reputation too much ever to write a line of music after his death.

    Melomaniacs

    James Huneker

  • They one and all hated Wagner, adoring Chopin's magic music.

    Melomaniacs

    James Huneker

  • I ventured to remark that Chopin had no special talent for the sonata form.

    Melomaniacs

    James Huneker


British Dictionary definitions for chopin

Chopin

noun
  1. Frédéric (François) (frederik). 1810–49, Polish composer and pianist active in France, who wrote chiefly for the piano: noted for his harmonic imagination and his lyrical and melancholy qualities
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