[ sme-tah-nah; English smet-n-uh ]
/ ˈsmɛ tɑ nɑ; English ˈsmɛt n ə /
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Be·dřich [Czech be-drzhikh] /Czech ˈbɛ drʒɪx/ 1824–84, Czech composer.
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How to use Smetana in a sentence
At parting he asked me to go with him next day to his physician, Dr. Smetana, who had gained some repute as an aurist.
Smetana was the physician who had treated Karl when he was a boy at Giannatasios school.
Nevertheless, no one can doubt that one characteristic of the countrymen of Smetana and Dvok is their noble gift for music.Bohemia under Hapsburg Misrule|Various
Another celebrated performer was Auguste Auspitz, one of Smetana's best pupils.Woman's Work in Music|Arthur Elson
And in Smetana's quartet Aus meinem Leben, the viola plays a most important rôle.Violin Mastery|Frederick H. Martens
British Dictionary definitions for Smetana
/ (Czech ˈsmɛtana) /
Bedřich (ˈbɛdrʒix). 1824–84, Czech composer, founder of his country's national school of music. His works include My Fatherland (1874–79), a cycle of six symphonic poems, and the opera The Bartered Bride (1866)
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