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Hoffmann

[hof-muh n; for 1, 2 also German hawf-mahn] /ˈhɒf mən; for 1, 2 also German ˈhɔfˌmɑn/
noun
1.
E(rnst) T(heodor) A(madeus) (Wilhelm)
[ernst tey-aw-dohr ah-mah-dey-oo s vil-helm] /ɛrnst ˈteɪ ɔˌdoʊr ˌɑ mɑˈdeɪ ʊs ˈvɪl hɛlm/ (Show IPA),
1776–1822, German author, composer, and illustrator.
2.
Josef
[joh-zuh f,, -suh f] /ˈdʒoʊ zəf,, -səf/ (Show IPA),
1870–1956, Viennese architect and designer, born in Austria-Hungary.
3.
Roald [roh-uh l,, -ahl] /ˈroʊ əl,, -ɑl/ (Show IPA), born 1937, U.S. chemist, born in Poland: Nobel Prize 1981.
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