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[Polish pah-de-ref-ski; English pad-uh-ref-skee, -rev-] /Polish ˌpɑ dɛˈrɛf skɪ; English ˌpæd əˈrɛf ski, -ˈrɛv-/
[French ee-nyas] /French iˈnyas/ (Show IPA),
or Ignacy Jan
[Polish ig-nah-tsi yahn] /Polish ɪgˈnɑ tsɪ yɑn/ (Show IPA),
1860–1941, Polish pianist, composer, patriot, and statesman. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Historical Examples
  • And Paderewski replied, "Pardon my hasty remark—you speak but truth."

  • The Paderewski of 1902 and 1905 is very unlike the Paderewski of 1891.

    Old Fogy James Huneker
  • Accordingly the Paderewski "Minuet," in keeping with the form, is simple and clear-cut and gracefully melodious.

    The Pianolist Gustav Kobb
  • A pianist is boomed a year ahead, like Paderewski, for instance.

    Old Fogy James Huneker
  • He was to his day what Leschetizky, the teacher of Paderewski, is now.

  • "It sounded like Paderewski," you stammer in a dazed sort of way.

    The Pianolist Gustav Kobb
  • They were to dine together, then go to a Paderewski recital.

  • That Paderewski can get all the pianos he wants for nothing.

    The American Credo George Jean Nathan
  • This high sense of duty toward his public accounts in part for his supremacy among pianists Paderewski is not a mere virtuoso.

  • I should like to hear Dr. Johnson's criticism of Paderewski.

    Phyllis of Philistia Frank Frankfort Moore
British Dictionary definitions for Paderewski


/Polish padɛˈrɛfski/
Ignace Jan (iɲas jan). 1860–1941, Polish pianist, composer, and statesman; prime minister (1919)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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