[ gursh-win ]
/ ˈgɜrʃ wɪn /
George, 1898–1937, U.S. composer.
Ira, 1896–1983, U.S. lyricist (brother of George Gershwin).
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In Crazy for You, the "new" Gershwin hit, George-and-Ira standards have been loaded in from a half-dozen other shows.New York’s Greatest Show Or How They Did Not Screw Up ‘Guys and Dolls’|Ross Wetzsteon|April 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for Gershwin
/ (ˈɡɜːʃwɪn) /
George, original name Jacob Gershvin. 1898–1937, US composer: incorporated jazz into works such as Rhapsody in Blue (1924) for piano and jazz band and the opera Porgy and Bess (1935)
his brother, Ira, original name Israel Gershvin. 1896–1983, US song lyricist, noted esp for his collaboration with George Gershwin
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