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Prokofiev

[ pruh-kaw-fee-uhf, -ef, -koh-; Russian pruh-kaw-fyif ]
/ prəˈkɔ fi əf, -ˌɛf, -ˈkoʊ-; Russian prʌˈkɔ fyɪf /
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noun
Ser·gei Ser·ge·e·vich [syir-gyeysyir-gye-yi-vyich], /syɪrˈgyeɪ syɪrˈgyɛ yɪ vyɪtʃ/, 1891–1953, Russian composer.
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How to use Prokofiev in a sentence

  • I also saw Prokofiev, whom Diaghileff had summoned from Russia to discuss the composition of a ballet he had commissioned.

    An Autobiography|Igor Stravinsky
  • I had been out with my sons to see Prokofiev, who was living in the neighborhood.

    An Autobiography|Igor Stravinsky

British Dictionary definitions for Prokofiev

Prokofiev
/ (prəˈkɒfɪˌɛf, Russian praˈkɔfjɪf) /

noun
Sergei Sergeyevich (sɪrˈɡjej sɪrˈɡjejɪvitʃ). 1891–1953, Soviet composer. His compositions include the orchestral fairy tale Peter and the Wolf (1936), the opera The Love for Three Oranges (1921), and seven symphonies
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