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

  • Strauss, Johann Known as "the Elder.” 1804-1849. Austrian violinist and composer of waltzes and other works, notably Redetzky March (1848). His son Johann (1825-1899), known as "the Younger,” is sometimes called "the Waltz King” and is best remembered for his numerous waltzes, such as "The Blue Danube” (1867).
  • Strauss, Levi 1829?-1902. American clothing manufacturer who developed heavy denim trousers and founded Levi Strauss and Company (1850).
  • Strauss, Richard 1864-1949. German composer known chiefly for his symphonic poems, such as Don Quixote (1897), and his operas, including Salome (1905).

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  • proper n. A German surname.

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  • n. Austrian composer of waltzes (1804-1849)
  • n. Austrian composer and son of Strauss the Elder; composed many famous waltzes and became known as the `waltz king' (1825-1899)
  • n. German composer of many operas; collaborated with librettist Hugo von Hoffmannsthal to produce several operas (1864-1949)


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