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Strauss

[ strous or, for 1-3, 5, German shtrous ]
/ straʊs or, for 1-3, 5, German ʃtraʊs /
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Da·vid Frie·drich [dah-veet -free-drikh], /ˈdɑ vit ˈfri drɪx/, 1808–74, German theologian, philosopher, and author.
Jo·hann [yoh-hahn], /ˈyoʊ hɑn/, 1804–49, Austrian orchestra conductor and composer.
his son, Johann "The Waltz King", 1825–99, Austrian orchestra conductor and composer.
Levi, 1829?–1902, U.S. pants manufacturer: developed Levis.
Ri·chard [rikh-ahrt], /ˈrɪx ɑrt/, 1864–1949, German orchestra conductor and composer.

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Strauss
/ (straʊs, German ʃtraus) /

noun

David Friedrich (ˈdaːfɪt ˈfriːdrɪç). 1808–74, German Protestant theologian: in his Life of Jesus (1835–36) he treated the supernatural elements of the story as myth
Johann (joˈhan). 1804–49, Austrian composer, noted for his waltzes
his son, Johann, called the Waltz King. 1825–99, Austrian composer, whose works include The Blue Danube Waltz (1867) and the operetta Die Fledermaus (1874)
Richard (ˈrɪçart). 1864–1949, German composer, noted esp for his symphonic poems, including Don Juan (1889) and Till Eulenspiegel (1895), his operas, such as Elektra (1909) and Der Rosenkavalier (1911), and his Four Last Songs (1948)
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