noun Beck·mes·ser \ˈbek-ˌme-sər\

Definition of Beckmesser



  1. :  a critic or teacher of music characterized by timid and excessive reliance upon rules :  pedant

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Origin and Etymology of beckmesser

German, after Sixtus Beckmesser, pedantic musical philistine in the opera Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (1867) by Richard Wagner †1883 German composer

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