noun abend·mu·sik \ˈäbənt(ˌ)müˌzēk\

Definition of abendmusik



  1. :  an evening performance of music usually of a religious or semisacred character :  the music for such a performance

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Origin and Etymology of abendmusik

borrowed from German, literally, “evening music,” from Abend “evening” (going back to Old High German ābend) + Musik “music” — more at 1even

First Known Use: 1899

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