humoresque

noun
hu·​mor·​esque | \ ˌhyü-mə-ˈresk How to pronounce humoresque (audio) , ˌyü- \

Definition of humoresque

: a typically whimsical or fanciful musical composition

First Known Use of humoresque

1869, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for humoresque

German Humoreske, from Humor, from Medieval Latin

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“Humoresque.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/humoresque. Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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