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espressivo Tweet Definition of espressivo Like Definition of espressivo on Facebook
adverb
  1. Music. The notation indicating to play in an expressive manner. Expressively.
E Tweet Definition of E Like Definition of E on Facebook
noun
electric guitar Tweet Definition of electric guitar Like Definition of electric guitar on Facebook
noun
  1. A guitar which requires electronic amplification to produce sufficient sound.
elegy Tweet Definition of elegy Like Definition of elegy on Facebook
noun (elegies)
  1. A mournful or plaintive poem; a funeral song; a poem of lamentation.
elevation Tweet Definition of elevation Like Definition of elevation on Facebook
noun
  1. The act of raising from a lower place, condition, or quality to a higher; -- said of material things, persons, the mind, the voice, etc.; as, the elevation of grain; elevation to a throne; elevation to sainthood; elevation of mind, thoughts, or character.
  2. Condition of being elevated; height; exaltation.
  3. That which is raised up or elevated; an elevated place or station; as, an elevation of the ground; a hill.
  4. The distance of a celestial object above the horizon, or the arc of a vertical circle intercepted between it and the horizon; altitude; as, the elevation of the pole, or of a star.
  5. The angle which the style makes with the substylar line.
  6. The movement of the axis of a piece in a vertical plane; also, the angle of elevation, that is, the angle between the axis of the piece and the line o/ sight; -- distinguished from direction.
  7. A geometrical projection of a building, or other object, on a plane perpendicular to the horizon; orthographic projection on a vertical plane; -- called by the ancients the orthography.
  8. The raising of the Host - representing Christ's body - in a mass or Holy Communion service.
English horn Tweet Definition of English horn Like Definition of English horn on Facebook
noun
  1. (music) a woodwind instrument similar to an oboe, but larger and pitched a fifth lower
episode Tweet Definition of episode Like Definition of episode on Facebook
noun
  1. Something that take place, took place.
It was a most embarrassing in my life
  1. A program in a television series.
I can't wait till next week"s .
euphonium Tweet Definition of euphonium Like Definition of euphonium on Facebook
noun
  1. (musici): A valved brass instrument, a sax horn, the tenor of the tuba family of instruments, having the appearance very similar to that of a tuba. It is similar to and often used instead of a "Baritone" horn. (A true Baritone has a smaller bore than a Euphonium and does not sound as "full" though it covers the same range of tones.)
execute Tweet Definition of execute Like Definition of execute on Facebook
verb (execut, ing)
  1. To kill as punishment for capital crimes.
    In Turkey, drug smugglers are often executed.
  2. To start a defined process and run it to completion.
    Your orders have been executed, Sir!
  3. To start a defined process, without regard to whether it runs to completion or not.
    I'll execute your orders as soon as this meeting is adjourned.
  4. To start, launch or run software.
  5. To sign or otherwise cause a document (especially a contract
  6. Noun, contract) to become legally valid.
exposition Tweet Definition of exposition Like Definition of exposition on Facebook
noun
  1. The action of putting something out to public view; for example in a display or show.
  2. The act of declare, declaring or describe, describing something through either speech or writing.
  3. The act of expulsion, or being expelled, from a place. now obsolete.
  4. An essay or speech in which any topic is discussed in detail.
extempore Tweet Definition of extempore Like Definition of extempore on Facebook
adjective
  1. carried out with no preparation; impromptu
adverb
  1. without preparation; extemporaneously
extemporize Tweet Definition of extemporize Like Definition of extemporize on Facebook
verb (extemporiz, ing)
  1. (intransitive) To do something, particularly to perform or speak, without prior planning or thought; to act in an impromptu manner; to improvise.

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