[ es-ter-hah-zee; French e-ster-a-zee ]
/ ˈɛs tərˌhɑ zi; French ɛ stɛr aˈzi /
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Ma·rie Charles Fer·di·nand Wal·sin [ma-reesharl fer-dee-nahnval-san], /maˈri ʃarl fɛr diˈnɑ̃ valˈsɛ̃/, 1847–1923, French army officer who confessed forging evidence that convicted Alfred Dreyfus.
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Other definitions for Esterhazy (2 of 2)
[ es-ter-hah-zee; Hungarian es-ter-hah-zi ]
/ ˈɛs tərˌhɑ zi; Hungarian ˈɛs tɛrˌhɑ zɪ /
Prince Mi·klós Jó·zsef [mi-klohsh -yoh-zhef], /ˈmɪ kloʊʃ ˈyoʊ ʒɛf/, 1714–90, Hungarian patron of the arts.
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How to use Esterhazy in a sentence
Esterhazy, travelling the usual road, had the same fate with eight horses, whereas I had only four.Beethoven's Letters 1790-1826, Volume 1 of 2|Lady Wallace
The news was brought to them one evening, just at supper-time, by Countess Wydenbouck-Esterhazy.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete|Albert Bigelow Paine
Prince Esterhazy is generally popular here, and will be justly regretted.Memoirs of the Duchesse de Dino v.1/3, 1831-1835|Dorothy Duchesse de Dino
Beethovens lack of faith in the enterprise was justified; Esterhazy did not subscribe.The Life of Ludwig van Beethoven, Volume III (of 3)|Alexander Wheelock Thayer
The Esterhazy band, dismissed after the death of Haydns old master, seems not yet to have been renewed.The Life of Ludwig van Beethoven, Volume I (of 3)|Alexander Wheelock Thayer
British Dictionary definitions for Esterhazy
/ (ˈɛstəˌhɑːzɪ) /
a noble Hungarian family that produced many soldiers, diplomats, and patrons of the arts. Prince Miklós József Esterházy (1714–90) rebuilt the family castle of Esterháza and employed Haydn as his musical director (1766–90)
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