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/ ˈgɜrʃ wɪn /
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George, 1898–1937, U.S. composer.
Ira, 1896–1983, U.S. lyricist (brother of George Gershwin).
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How to use Gershwin in a sentence
So yes, in honor of Judy, but the main thread that I’m actually worshipping is the material itself whether it’s Gershwin or Berlin.Musical adventurer Rufus Wainwright returns to touring, plays D.C. Sept. 28|Joey DiGuglielmo|September 16, 2021|Washington Blade
You write of George Gershwin, “A lot of his popularity came because he was white.”
Most people never thought about how different it might have been if Gershwin were black.
Can she interpret the works of George Gershwin, Duke Ellington, and Cole Porter with plausibility?Can Lady Gaga Do Jazz?|Ted Gioia|September 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Feinstein, no slouch himself in the wunderkind department, began his career at the age of 20, working for Ira Gershwin.Is Nick Ziobro the Next Frank Sinatra?|Steve North|July 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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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