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 (də-byo͞o′sē, dĕb′yo͞o-sē′, də-bü-sē′), Claude Achille 1862-1918.
French composer best known for impressionist works such as the tone poem Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (1894).
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(dəˈbjuːsɪ; ˈdeɪbjuːsɪ; French dəbysi)
(Biography) (Achille) Claude (klod). 1862–1918, French composer and critic, the creator of impressionism in music and a profound influence on contemporary composition. His works include Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (1894) and La Mer (1905) for orchestra, the opera Pelléas et Mélisande (1902), and many piano pieces and song settings
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(ˌdɛb yʊˈsi, ˌdeɪ byʊ-, dəˈbyu si)

Claude Achille, 1862–1918, French composer.
De•bus′sy•an, adj.
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Noun1.Debussy - French composer who is said to have created Impressionism in music (1862-1918)
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