Definition of abendmusik
: 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”
First Known Use: 1899See Words from the same year
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