American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich 1840-1893. Russian composer of often dramatic, richly expressive works, including the symphony Romeo and Juliet (1869), the ballets Swan Lake (1877) and The Nutcracker (1892), and the opera Eugene Onegin (1879).
- n. A transliteration of a Russian surname, usually applying to Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.
- n. important Russian composer whose works are noted for their expressive melodies (1840-1893)
- Transliteration of Russian Чайковский. (Wiktionary)
“He had a distant relation in Tchaikovsky, a muse in his father's new wife, his "second mother", and a lifelong family feeling about all who helped him escape into art.”
“We had you calling Tchaikovsky, Dvorak, Mahler, etc "obscure" a couple of weeks ago and now the same word is with king John.”
“We had you calling Tchaikovsky, Dvorak, Mahler, etc "obscure" a couple of weeks ago and now the same word is referring to the kings and history of England, the great Portuguese, Dutch, French and English explorers, the types of ships they (and Columbus and others) sailed in and certain other topics.”
“Nikolai Putilin, who is singing Alberich the Nibelung dwarf with such bellowing vitality, has performed more than 70 times at the Met since his 1995 debut in Tchaikovsky’s “Queen of Spades,” which Mr. Gergiev conducted.”
“The unfamiliarity of the words Suite No.3 beside the familiar word Tchaikovsky put off probably around another 10%.”
“They shoot up: Wimpe eying the water-tap nervously, recalling Tchaikovsky, salmonella, a fast medley of whistlable tunes from the Path'tique.”
“Sarkozy, also known as DJ Mosay, was in Odessa to perform at an elite club called Tchaikovsky on Tuesday, said a worker at the club, who declined to give his name.”
“Thursday ushers in the extraordinary Midori in Sibelius' Violin Concerto (once waggishly dubbed "Tchaikovsky's best"), along with superlative sea music by Britten (from "Peter Grimes") and Debussy ("La mer").”
“Bryan Derballa for The Wall Street Journal Sir Simon Rattle calls Tchaikovsky ' s ' The Nutcracker ' ' a gold mine of new ideas.”
“* Transcriber's note: Original text read "Tchaikovsky".”
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