abend·​mu·​sik | \ ˈäbənt(ˌ)müˌzēk \
plural abendmusiken\ -​kən \

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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First Known Use of abendmusik

1899, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for abendmusik

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

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“Abendmusik.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abendmusik. Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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