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Meaning of ETUDE

Pronunciation:  'eytood

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a short composition for a solo instrument; intended as an exercise or to demonstrate technical virtuosity

ETUDE is a 5 letter word that starts with E.


 See Also: composition, musical composition, opus, piece, piece of music



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\['E]`tude"\ ([asl]`t[.u]d"), n. [F. See {Study}.]
1. A composition in the fine arts which is intended, or may
   serve, for a study.

2. (Mus.) A study; an exercise; a piece for practice of some
   special point of technical execution.

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