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humoresque

[hyoo-muh-resk or, often, yoo-] /ˌhyu məˈrɛsk or, often, ˌyu-/
noun
1.
a musical composition of humorous or capricious character.
Origin of humoresque
1875-1880
1875-80; humor + -esque, modeled on German Humoreske
Related forms
humoresquely, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for humoresque

humoresque

/ˌhjuːməˈrɛsk/
noun
1.
a short lively piece of music
Word Origin
C19: from German Humoreske, ultimately from English humour
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