from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Music A whimsical or fanciful composition.
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- n. A composition that is playful in attitude and tone.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A musical composition of humorous or capricious character; a caprice.
German Humoreske, from Humor, humor, from English humor.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)