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Burney

[bur-nee] /ˈbɜr ni/
noun
1.
Charles, 1726–1814, English organist, composer, and music historian.
2.
his daughter, Frances or Fanny (Madame D'Arblay) 1752–1840, English novelist and diarist.
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  • J follow the same system in writing my first english letter to Miss Burney; after such an enterprize nothing can affright me.

  • The mistress said: "I hope it'll be a pleasant evening, Burney!"

  • The concertos for the harpsichord which Burney published soon after his return to London were regarded with much admiration.

  • I wished to know, for instance, what Dr. Burney had to say about singing.

    Medical Essays Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  • I have some reason to believe Miss Burney's spirits a little sunk.

    The Ladies E. Barrington
  • Shawn swam around to the other side as Burney raised the fish.

    Shawn of Skarrow James Tandy Ellis
  • Burney assigns to it the credit of being "the first sacred drama or oratorio in which recitative was used."

    The Standard Oratorios George P. Upton
  • "Go and get some dry clothes, while I go after the jugs," said Burney.

    Shawn of Skarrow James Tandy Ellis
  • Burney expressly states that "the Lessons of the one and the Suites of the other were the only good music for keyed instruments."

    The Pianoforte Sonata J.S. Shedlock
  • Shawn came around with the boat, Burney came out with the drag-hooks.

    Shawn of Skarrow James Tandy Ellis
British Dictionary definitions for Burney

Burney

/ˈbɜːnɪ/
noun
1.
Charles. 1726–1814, English composer and music historian, whose books include A General History of Music (1776–89)
2.
his daughter, Frances. known as Fanny; married name Madame D'Arblay. 1752–1840, English novelist and diarist: author of Evelina (1778). Her Diaries and Letters (1768–1840) are of historical interest
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