Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

Rachmaninoff

or Rach·ma·ni·nov

[rahkh-mah-nuh-nawf, -nof, rahk-; Russian ruhkh-mah-nyi-nuh f]
See more synonyms for Rachmaninoff on Thesaurus.com
noun
  1. Ser·gei Was·si·lie·vitch [sur-gey vuh-seel-yuh-vich; Russian syir-gyey vuh-syee-lyi-vyich] /sɜrˈgeɪ vəˈsil yə vɪtʃ; Russian syɪrˈgyeɪ vʌˈsyi lyɪ vyɪtʃ/, 1873–1943, Russian pianist and composer.
Show More
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for rachmaninoff

Contemporary Examples

Historical Examples

  • It is as dismal and as overdone as Rachmaninoff's Prelude in C sharp minor.

    Nights in London

    Thomas Burke

  • The giant of to-day, to my mind, is indisputably Rachmaninoff.

  • She played the Rachmaninoff "Prelude," and when she had finished they neither moved nor spoke.

    The Outrage

    Annie Vivanti

  • They have not, however, the splendid mould of Rachmaninoff, nor have they his vigorous originality.

  • An excellent example of this is contained in the autobiography, Rachmaninoff's Recollections.


British Dictionary definitions for rachmaninoff

Rachmaninoff

Rachmaninov

noun
  1. Sergei Vassilievich (sɪrˈɡjej vaˈsiljɪvitʃ). 1873–1943, Russian piano virtuoso and composer
Show More
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012