chopin 1[chop-in] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. an old Scottish unit of liquid measure equivalent to about a quart.
  2. a container holding this amount.

Origin of chopin 1 1225–75; Middle English Middle French chopine Middle Low German scōpe scoop Middle Dutch schoepe chopin 2[chop-in] noun

  1. chopine.

Chopin [shoh-pan; for 1 also French shaw-pan] noun

  1. Fré·dé·ric Fran·çois [fred-uh-rik fran-swah, fred-rik; French frey-dey-reek frahn-swa] /ˈfrɛd ə rɪk frænˈswɑ, ˈfrɛd rɪk; French freɪ deɪˈrik frɑ̃ˈswa/, 1810–49, Polish composer and pianist, in France after 1831.
  2. Kate O’Flaherty,1851–1904, U.S. short-story writer and novelist.

Examples from the Web for chopin Contemporary Examples of chopin

  • Even in adulthood, sex barely comes between Chopin and his piano.

    The Best of Brit Lit

    Peter Stothard

    July 9, 2010

  • Historical Examples of chopin

  • “Chopin, my friend,” said the lady who had attached herself to Harkless.

    The Gentleman From Indiana

    Booth Tarkington

  • I loved Chopin’s reputation too much ever to write a line of music after his death.


    James Huneker

  • They one and all hated Wagner, adoring Chopin’s magic music.


    James Huneker

  • At once Chopin ceased his moaning and weeping and came over to the instrument.


    James Huneker

  • I ventured to remark that Chopin had no special talent for the sonata form.


    James Huneker

  • British Dictionary definitions for chopin Chopin noun

    1. Frédéric (François) (frederik). 1810–49, Polish composer and pianist active in France, who wrote chiefly for the piano: noted for his harmonic imagination and his lyrical and melancholy qualities

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