humoresque

noun

hu·​mor·​esque ˌhyü-mə-ˈresk How to pronounce humoresque (audio)
ˌyü-
: a typically whimsical or fanciful musical composition

Word History

Etymology

German Humoreske, from Humor, from Medieval Latin

First Known Use

1869, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of humoresque was in 1869

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“Humoresque.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/humoresque. Accessed 7 Feb. 2023.

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