from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Beethoven, Ludwig van 1770-1827. German composer. Among the greatest composers in history, he began to lose his hearing in 1801 and was deaf by 1819. His music, which formed a transition from classical to romantic composition, includes 9 symphonies, 5 piano concertos, a violin concerto, 32 piano sonatas, several other sonatas, 2 Masses, and an opera.

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  • proper n. A surname, usually applying to Ludwig van Beethoven

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Ludwig van Beethoven, a renowned German composer, born 1770, died 1827.
  • n. the music of Beethoven.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the music of Beethoven
  • n. German composer of instrumental music (especially symphonic and chamber music); continued to compose after he lost his hearing (1770-1827)


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