Esterhazy [es-ter-hah-zee; French e-ster-a-zee] Examples noun
- Ma·rie Charles Fer·di·nand Wal·sin [ma-ree sharl fer-dee-nahn val-san] /maˈri ʃarl fɛr diˈnɑ̃ valˈsɛ̃/, 1847–1923, French army officer who confessed forging evidence that convicted Alfred Dreyfus.
Esterházy [es-ter-hah-zee; Hungarian es-ter-hah-zi] noun
- Prince Mi·klós Jó·zsef [mi-klohsh yoh-zhef] /ˈmɪ kloʊʃ ˈyoʊ ʒɛf/, 1714–90, Hungarian patron of the arts.
Also Es·ter·ha·zy. Examples from the Web for esterhazy Historical Examples of esterhazy
Gone with the little courts that nurtured them—gone with Esterhazy and Weimar.
E. M. Forster
Call it, for the sake of piquancy, “Beethoven and Esterhazy.”
“She might just as well be in the East Indies,” said Esterhazy.
“There are many girls who determine on their own fall,” said Esterhazy.
I have had two other conversations with Esterhazy at different times.
Charles C. F. Greville
British Dictionary definitions for esterhazy Esterházy noun
- a noble Hungarian family that produced many soldiers, diplomats, and patrons of the arts. Prince Miklós József Esterházy (1714–90) rebuilt the family castle of Esterháza and employed Haydn as his musical director (1766–90)