Humperdinck

[ hoom-puhr-dingk; English huhm-per-dingk ]

noun
  1. Eng·el·bert [eng-uhl-bert; English eng-guhl-burt], /ˈɛŋ əlˌbɛrt; English ˈɛŋ gəlˌbɜrt/, 1854–1921, German composer.

Words Nearby Humperdinck

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use Humperdinck in a sentence

  • Humperdinck's music reproduces, with infinite art, the tender and childlike charm of the delightful old fairy tale.

    The Opera | R.A. Streatfeild
  • Humperdinck is the first German operatic composer of distinct individuality since the death of Wagner.

    The Opera | R.A. Streatfeild
  • Humperdinck's melody is founded upon the Volkslied, and he uses at least one nursery tune with charming effect.

    The Opera | R.A. Streatfeild
  • Siegfried Wagner, in spite of his parentage, seems to have founded his style principally upon that of Humperdinck.

    The Opera | R.A. Streatfeild
  • Humperdinck, of course, whom I recognized in a minute from his photos.

British Dictionary definitions for Humperdinck

Humperdinck

/ (German ˈhʊmpərdɪŋk) /


noun
  1. Engelbert (ˈɛŋəlbɛrt). 1854–1921, German composer, esp of operas, including Hansel and Gretel (1893)

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012