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[mas-uh-ney; French masuh-ne]
  1. Jules É·mile Fré·dé·ric [zhyl ey-meel frey-dey-reek] /ʒül eɪˈmil freɪ deɪˈrik/, 1842–1912, French composer.
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Examples from the Web for massenet

Historical Examples

  • The solo is Massenet, simon-pure Massenet, the idol of the Paris midinette.

    The Merry-Go-Round

    Carl Van Vechten

  • Massenet became one of the most prolific composers of his time.

  • The rest of the program consisted of "La Navarraise," by Massenet.

  • "Manon" by Massenet is one of the popular operas in the modern repertoire.

  • Massenet was later persuaded to turn the part of Jean into a soprano.

British Dictionary definitions for massenet


  1. Jules Émile Frédéric (ʒyl emil frederik). 1842–1912, French composer of operas, including Manon (1884), Werther (1892), and Thais (1894)
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