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étude

noun \ˈā-ˌtüd, -ˌtyüd\

Definition of ÉTUDE

1
:  a piece of music for the practice of a point of technique
2
:  a composition built on a technical motive but played for its artistic value
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Origin of ÉTUDE

French, literally, study, from Middle French estude, estudie, from Old French — more at study
First Known Use: circa 1837

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