Also found in: Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Burney: Burnley
Bur·ney(bûr′nē), Frances Known as "Fanny." 1752-1840.
British writer known especially for her novels, such as the comedy of manners Evelina (1778), and for her witty and sophisticated letters and diaries.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
1. (Biography) Charles. 1726–1814, English composer and music historian, whose books include A General History of Music (1776–89)
2. (Biography) his daughter, Frances. known as Fanny; married name Madame D'Arblay. 1752–1840, English novelist and diarist: author of Evelina (1778). Her Diaries and Letters (1768–1840) are of historical interest
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
Fanny or Frances (Madame D'Arblay), 1752–1840, English novelist and diarist.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.