plural abendmusiken
: an evening performance of music usually of a religious or semisacred character : the music for such a performance

Word History


borrowed from German, literally, "evening music," from Abend "evening" (going back to Old High German ābend) + Musik "music"

First Known Use

1899, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of abendmusik was in 1899

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“Abendmusik.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abendmusik. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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