Chekhov Anton Pavlovich

Che·khov

also Che·kov  (chĕk′ôf, -ŏf, -ŏv, chyĕ′KHəf), Anton Pavlovich 1860-1904.
Russian writer whose dramas, such as The Seagull (1896, revised 1898), and stories, including "A Dreary Story" (1889), concern the inability of humans to communicate with one another.

Che·kho′vi·an (chĕ-kō′vē-ən) adj.