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[dvawr-zhahk, -zhak; Czech dvaw-rzhahk] /ˈdvɔr ʒɑk, -ʒæk; Czech ˈdvɔ rʒɑk/
[ahn-taw-nyeen] /ˈɑn tɔ nyin/ (Show IPA),
1841–1904, Czech composer. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He and my husband were playing and singing dvorak's 'Spectre's Bride,' a work which he had studied with the composer himself.

  • dvorak is a Bohemian, and most of his works are Slavonic in color.

    How Music Developed W. J. Henderson
  • I will here quote a few more passages from dvorak, who, in dealing with the individual arts, does not lose sight of the whole.

  • Tschaikowsky and dvorak have also written Slavic music, rather sad, suggestive of folk songs and full of power.

    The Complete Club Book for Women Caroline French Benton
  • Perhaps the most splendid of them was dvorak's "Stabat Mater."

  • Perhaps the most notable quality of Dr. dvorak's personality is his naiveté, which shows well in his music.

  • dvorak has written a considerable quantity of chamber music, but no final criticism can yet be passed upon it.

    How Music Developed W. J. Henderson
  • dvorak who was a Bohemian wrote much music distinctly and fascinatingly characteristic of his native land.

    The Pianolist Gustav Kobb
  • The history of dvorak Park may serve to indicate the nature of some of these problems.

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  • dvorak calls this complete change the most important in the history of painting since antiquity.

British Dictionary definitions for dvorak


/ˈdvɔːʒæk; Czech ˈdvɔrʒaːk/
Antonín (ˈantɔnjiːn), known as Anton Dvořák. 1841–1904, Czech composer, much of whose work reflects the influence of folk music. His best-known work is the Symphony No. 9 From the New World (1893)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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dvorak in Technology
A configuration of (computer) keyboard keys arranged to increase the speed and ease of typing over the normal qwerty layout; the most common characters (for English) have been put on the home row.
The standard Dvorak International layout is:
`~ 1! 2@ 3# 4% 5^ 6^ 7& 8* 9( 0) [\ ]\ \\| '" , p y f g c r l /? += a o e u i d h t n s -_ ;: q j k x b m w v z
[Do other Dvorak-like layout standards exist for other languages?]
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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