character piece

noun

: a short musical composition especially for piano conveying a single mood or impression compare program music

Word History

Etymology

translation of German charakterstück

First Known Use

1911, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of character piece was in 1911

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“Character piece.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/character%20piece. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

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