Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: beethoven
IPA transcription: [b'eɪtoʊvən]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: Beethoven
    Meaning: the music of Beethoven; "he enjoyed Beethoven most of all"
  • Synonyms: Beethoven, van_Beethoven, Ludwig_van_Beethoven
    Meaning: German composer of instrumental music (especially symphonic and chamber music); continued to compose after he lost his hearing (1770-1827)
Usage examples
  • Beethoven found the same fault with Mozart's playing that Mozart here condemns.)
  • Dr. Riemann writes of him, "From Bach he inherited the depth, from Haydn, the humor, from Mozart, the charm, from Beethoven, the strength, from Schubert, the intimateness of his art.
  • Twenty-six years younger than Beethoven Schubert lived but a year after he had passed away and died in 1828, two years later than Weber, and felt the glow of the spirit of romanticism.
  • "Our luggage," explained Rickie, "comes in the hotel omnibus, if you would kindly pay a shilling for mine." Ansell turned aside to some large lighted windows, the abode of a hospitable don, and from other windows there floated familiar voices and the familiar mistakes in a Beethoven sonata.
  • Beethoven further advanced the technique of the symphony, and proved its power to "strike fire from the soul of man." Varying his themes while repeating them, adding spice to his episodes and working out his entire scheme with consummate skill, he was able to construct from a motive of a few notes a mighty epic tone-poem.