American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Gluck, Christoph Willibald 1714-1787. German operatic composer noted for his emphasis on dramatic impact and musical simplicity. His works include Orfeo ed Euridice (1762) and Alceste (1767).
- n. German composer of more than 100 operas (1714-1787)
“Will Gluck is directing this one for Screen Gems, about a headhunter [who] recruits a magazine editor and since each is too busy to find a mate, they agree to sleep together with no strings attached.”
“This month, Gluck is launching a website for his game/anime music CD called GAME, which is currently available for pre-order on the site.”
“But what had caused the welds? was the question in Gluck's mind.”
“But "what had caused the welds?" was the question in Gluck's mind.”
“But what had caused the welds? was the question in Gluck’s mind.”
“Louise Gluck is our new poet laureate in the US … I’ve had the pleasure of meeting her a couple of times.”
“Later on Marie Antoinette called Gluck to Paris and thus afforded him the opportunity for the complete development of his genius.”
“Paride ed Elena,' Gluck's next great work, shows his genius under a more lyrical aspect.”
“He had a way of pronouncing "Gluck" which aroused expectation even before one heard a note.”
“I have discussed and given an accurate account of all that relates to this in a special article on 'Gluck's Overture to Iphigenia in Aulis' and I only wish to add here that the musician who made such strange comments on this occasion was Ferdinand Hiller.”
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