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n. Music
A whimsical or fanciful composition.

[German Humoreske, from Humor, humor, from English humor.]


(ˌhjuːməˈrɛsk) or


(Classical Music) a short lively piece of music
[C19: from German Humoreske, ultimately from English humour]


(ˌhyu məˈrɛsk; often ˌyu-)

a musical composition of humorous or capricious character.
[1875–80; < German Humoreske]
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As ever, Gordon entertained with great stories and opened the second half with March on a Yorkshire Tune and Hornpipe Humoresque by Noel Rawsthorne.
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After landing the role of Crawford, Dobson watched a number of her films once more, including Mildred Pierce and Humoresque.
Mary Fletcher, Cumbernauld A Humoresque (1946) was based on the novel by Fannie Hurst and starred Joan Crawford at her best.
He regarded it as a lighter work than its predecessors, calling it his Humoresque.
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