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Paderewski

[Polish pah-de-ref-ski; English pad-uh-ref-skee, -rev-]
noun
  1. I·gnace [French ee-nyas] /French iˈnyas/or Ig·na·cy Jan [Polish ig-nah-tsi yahn] /Polish ɪgˈnɑ tsɪ yɑn/, 1860–1941, Polish pianist, composer, patriot, and statesman.
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Examples from the Web for paderewski

Historical Examples

  • A pianist is boomed a year ahead, like Paderewski, for instance.

    Old Fogy

    James Huneker

  • The Paderewski of 1902 and 1905 is very unlike the Paderewski of 1891.

    Old Fogy

    James Huneker

  • His line is the actual manipulation of the pianoforte—the Paderewski touch.

  • Something about it reminds you of the way Paderewski plays it.

    The Pianolist

    Gustav Kobb

  • "It sounded like Paderewski," you stammer in a dazed sort of way.

    The Pianolist

    Gustav Kobb


British Dictionary definitions for paderewski

Paderewski

noun
  1. Ignace Jan (iɲas jan). 1860–1941, Polish pianist, composer, and statesman; prime minister (1919)
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