étude

play
noun \ˈā-ˌtüd, -ˌtyüd\

Definition of étude

  1. 1 :  a piece of music for the practice of a point of technique

  2. 2 :  a composition built on a technical motive but played for its artistic value

Origin and Etymology of étude

French, literally, study, from Middle French estude, estudie, from Old French — more at study


First Known Use: circa 1837


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up étude? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to trick or confuse (someone)

Get Word of the Day daily email!