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[han-dl] /ˈhæn dl/
George Frideric
[free-der-ik,, -drik] /ˈfri dər ɪk,, -drɪk/ (Show IPA),
(Georg Friedrich Händel) 1685–1759, German composer in England after 1712.
Also, Händel
[hen-dl] /ˈhɛn dl/ (Show IPA)
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[han-del-ee-uh n, -dee-lee, -del-yuh n, -deel-yuh n] /hænˈdɛl i ən, -ˈdi li, -ˈdɛl yən, -ˈdil yən/ (Show IPA),
adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • It was therefore determined that Handel should return to Halle, and be placed once more under the care of his old master.

    Story-Lives of Great Musicians Francis Jameson Rowbotham
  • Mainwaring is our only authority for the story of Handel's early life.

    Handel Edward J. Dent
  • The king soon recognized the author of the music, and his resentment against Handel began to soften.

  • It was Mattheson, by his own account, who introduced Handel to the musical life of Hamburg.

    Handel Edward J. Dent
  • The love of music, however, was strong within him, and the meeting with Handel seems to have fired his passion anew.

    Story-Lives of Great Musicians Francis Jameson Rowbotham
British Dictionary definitions for Handel


George Frederick. German name Georg Friedrich Händel. 1685–1759, German composer, resident in England, noted particularly for his oratorios, including the Messiah (1741) and Samson (1743). Other works include over 40 operas, 12 concerti grossi, organ concertos, chamber and orchestral music, esp Water Music (1717)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Handel in Technology
An imperative language with primitives for controlling parallel programs.
Used by Wayne Luk for work in compilation of programs to hardware (FPGAs).
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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