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chopin1

[chop-in] /ˈtʃɒp ɪn/
noun
1.
an old Scottish unit of liquid measure equivalent to about a quart.
2.
a container holding this amount.
Origin of chopin1
1225-1275
1225-75; Middle English < Middle French chopine < Middle Low German scōpe scoop < Middle Dutch schoepe

chopin2

[chop-in] /ˈtʃɒp ɪn/
noun
1.

Chopin

[shoh-pan; for 1 also French shaw-pan] /ˈʃoʊ pæn; for 1 also French ʃɔˈpɛ̃/
noun
1.
Frédéric François
[fred-uh-rik fran-swah,, fred-rik;; French frey-dey-reek frahn-swa] /ˈfrɛd ə rɪk frænˈswɑ,, ˈfrɛd rɪk;; French freɪ deɪˈrik frɑ̃ˈswa/ (Show IPA),
1810–49, Polish composer and pianist, in France after 1831.
2.
Kate O'Flaherty, 1851–1904, U.S. short-story writer and novelist.
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  • Of chopin's studies under this master we do not know much more than of his studies under Zywny.

  • "chopin, my friend," said the lady who had attached herself to Harkless.

    The Gentleman From Indiana Booth Tarkington
  • For, as Balzac truly remarked, chopin was less a musician than une ame qui se rend sensible.

  • At once chopin ceased his moaning and weeping and came over to the instrument.

    Melomaniacs James Huneker
  • "People wouldn't begin chatting to a fellow while he played chopin," he told me one day.

    A Top-Floor Idyl George van Schaick
  • Do you know what the pupils of chopin say of my interpretation?

    Melomaniacs James Huneker
  • Heine is the most elegant and graceful writer of his country, and chopin the most elegant and graceful of all composers.

  • chopin only loved Sand and before that Constantia Gladowska.

    Melomaniacs James Huneker
  • More of chopin's music is sold in America every year than was sold altogether during the lifetime of the composer.

British Dictionary definitions for chopin

Chopin

/ˈʃɒpæn; French ʃɔpɛ̃/
noun
1.
Frédéric (François) (frederik). 1810–49, Polish composer and pianist active in France, who wrote chiefly for the piano: noted for his harmonic imagination and his lyrical and melancholy qualities
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