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Smyth

[ smahyth ]
/ smaɪθ /
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noun

Dame Ethel Mary, 1858–1944, English writer, composer, and suffragist.

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Smyth
/ (smaɪð) /

noun

Dame Ethel (Mary). 1858–1944, British composer, best known for her operas, such as The Wreckers (1906). She was imprisoned for supporting the suffragette movement
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