character piece


Definition of character piece

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

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First Known Use of character piece

1911, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for character piece

translation of German charakterstück

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“Character piece.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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