humoresque

[hyoo-muh-resk or, often, yoo-]
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noun

a musical composition of humorous or capricious character.

Origin of humoresque

1875–80; humor + -esque, modeled on German Humoreske
Related formshu·mor·esque·ly, adverb
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humoresque

noun

a short lively piece of music

Word Origin for humoresque

C19: from German Humoreske, ultimately from English humour
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