Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A whimsical or fanciful composition.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A musical composition of humorous or capricious character; a caprice.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun music A composition that is playful in attitude and tone.

Etymologies

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

[German Humoreske, from Humor, humor, from English humor.]

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