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humoresque

[ hyoo-muh-resk or, often, yoo- ]
/ ˌhyu məˈrɛsk or, often, ˌyu- /
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noun
a musical composition of humorous or capricious character.
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Origin of humoresque

1875–80; humor + -esque, modeled on German Humoreske

OTHER WORDS FROM humoresque

hu·mor·esque·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for humoresque

humoresque
/ (ˌhjuːməˈrɛsk) /

noun
a short lively piece of music

Word Origin for humoresque

C19: from German Humoreske, ultimately from English humour
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