Beethoven

biographical name
Bee·​tho·​ven | \ ˈbā-ˌtō-vən How to pronounce Beethoven (audio) \

Definition of Beethoven

Ludwig van 1770–1827 German composer

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Beethovenian \ ˌbā-​ˌtō-​ˈvē-​nyən How to pronounce Beethoven (audio) \ adjective

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“Beethoven.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Beethoven. Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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