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Smetana

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

Smetana

noun
  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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