Tchaikovsky Peter Ilich

Tchai·kov·sky

 (chī-kôf′skē), Peter Ilich 1840-1893.
Russian composer of dramatic, richly expressive works, including the 1812 Overture (1882), the ballets Swan Lake (1877) and The Nutcracker (1892), and the opera Eugene Onegin (1879).

Tchai·kov′sky·an, Tchai·kov′ski·an adj.
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.