[koo-prin; Russian koo-pryeen]
- A·le·xan·der I·va·no·vich [al-ig-zan-der i-vah-nuh-vich, -zahn-; Russian uh-lyi-ksahndr ee-vah-nuh-vyich] /ˌæl ɪgˈzæn dər ɪˈvɑ nə vɪtʃ, -ˈzɑn-; Russian ʌ lyɪˈksɑndr iˈvɑ nə vyɪtʃ/, 1870–1938, Russian novelist and short-story writer.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for kuprin
One can judge by these summaries how little Kuprin "pads" his stories.
The work of Kuprin contrasts strongly with the writings of his predecessors and of his contemporaries.
Kuprin's soul, on the contrary, is of such exquisitely fine texture that all human emotions vibrate there.
Kuprin's objective tendencies are best shown in his story called "Peaceful Life."