EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun an old Scottish unit of liquid measure equivalent to about a quart. a container holding this amount. Origin of chopin 1 1225–75; Middle English
Middle French chopine
Middle Low German scōpe scoop
Middle Dutch schoepe Chopin [ shoh-pan; for 1 also shaw- French pa] n noun Fré·dé·ric Fran·çois , [ fred- uh-rik fran- swah, fred-rik; f French rey-dey- f reek rah n- sw] a /ˈfrɛd ə rɪk frænˈswɑ, ˈfrɛd rɪk; freɪ deɪˈrik frɑ̃ˈswa/ French 1810–49, Polish composer and pianist, in France after 1831. Kate O'Flaherty, 1851–1904, U.S. short-story writer and novelist.
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Chopin, my friend," said the lady who had attached herself to Harkless.
Chopin ceased his moaning and weeping and came over to the instrument.
Chopin's reputation too much ever to write a line of music after his death.
They one and all hated Wagner, adoring
Chopin's magic music.
I ventured to remark that
Chopin had no special talent for the sonata form. British Dictionary definitions for chopin noun 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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