Ives

[ ahyvz ]
/ aɪvz /

noun

Burl (I·cle Ivanhoe) [burl ik-uh l] /bɜrl ˈɪk əl/,1909–1995, U.S. actor and folk singer.
Charles Edward,1874–1954, U.S. composer.
Frederic Eugene,1856–1937, U.S. inventor.
James Mer·ritt [mer-it] /ˈmɛr ɪt/,1824–95, U.S. lithographer.Compare Currier.
a male given name.

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Ives
/ (aɪvz) /

noun

Charles Edward. 1874–1954, US composer, noted for his innovative use of polytonality, polyrhythms, and quarter tones. His works include Second Piano Sonata: Concord (1915), five symphonies, chamber music, and songs
Frederick Eugene. 1856–1937, US inventor of halftone photography
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