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  1. (Clé·ment Phi·li·bert) Lé·o [kley-mahn fee-lee-ber ley-aw] /kleɪˈmɑ̃ fi liˈbɛr leɪˈɔ/, 1836–91, French composer, especially of operas, operettas, and ballets.
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Examples from the Web for delibes

Historical Examples of delibes

  • Opera in three acts by Delibes; libretto by Gille and Gondinet.

    The Complete Opera Book

    Gustav Kobb

  • Delibes and I were both asked to conduct an act from one of our works.

    My Recollections

    Jules Massenet

  • The most popular ballets of to-day are the Coppelia and Sylvia of Delibes.

  • Delibes chose me to sing a performance of his Lakm at Brussels.

  • Delibes shows a distinct German influence in his song-writing.

    The Complete Club Book for Women

    Caroline French Benton

British Dictionary definitions for delibes


  1. (Clément Philibert) Léo (leo). 1836–91, French composer, noted particularly for his ballets Coppélia (1870) and Sylvia (1876), and the opera Lakmé (1883)
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