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[sme-tah-nah; English smet-n-uh]
  1. Be·dřich [Czech be-drzhikh] /Czech ˈbɛ drʒɪx/1824–84, Czech composer.
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Historical Examples

  • There is little wonder that Smetana has been almost canonised by his people.

    Studies in Modern Music, Second Series

    W. H. Hadow

  • Again, it was a stroke of good-fortune that Smetana's genius should turn at once in the direction of opera.

  • Smetana was a brilliant composer, but his value lies in his awakening of the Bohemians to musical creation.

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for smetana


  1. 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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