Definition of Dvorak

1. Noun. Czech composer who combined folk elements with traditional forms (1841-1904).

Exact synonyms: Antonin Dvorak
Generic synonyms: Composer

Definition of Dvorak

1. Adjective. Describing an optimized keyboard layout in which the alphabet is arranged in the order PYFGCRL on the top row, AOEUIDHTNS on the middle, or home, row, and QJKXBMWVZ on the bottom row, thus placing the letters most frequently used in the home row. Many variants on Dvorak layouts also exist, including keyboards for right-hand-only and left-hand-only-typists. ¹

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Literary usage of Dvorak

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1. The Standard Oratorios: Their Stories, Their Music, and Their Composers; a by George Putnam Upton (1886)
"His father combined the businesses of tavern-keeper and butcher, and young dvorak assisted him in waiting upon customers, as well as in the slaughtering ..."

2. The Standard Cantatas: Their Stories, Their Music, and Their Composers : a by George Putnam Upton (1887)
"As the laws of Bohemia stipulate that music shall be a part of common-school education, dvorak learned the rudiments in the village school, ..."

3. The Appreciation of Music, Vol. II: Great Modern Composers by Daniel Gregory Mason, Mary L. Mason (1916)
"CHAPTER IX ANTONIN dvorak WO years before the birth of Grieg in Norway, Antonin dvorak, a composer destined to accomplish for Bohemian music what Grieg did ..."

4. The Monist by Hegeler Institute (1904)
"The present work by Dr. Rudolf dvorak is "M volume in a series of contributions to an exposition of non-Christian religions. Tbe author, who is Professor of ..."

5. The Lure of Music: Depicting the Human Side of Great Composers, with Stories by Olin Downes, Columbia Graphophone Company (U.S.) (1918)
"The heart of Antonin dvorak, the Bohemian genius of music, ... With this government dvorak and his community were anything but friendly. ..."

6. Famous Composers and Their Works by John Knowles Paine, Theodore Thomas (1891)
"ANTON dvorak* Ч his novelette "A Pilgrimage to Beethoven," Richard Wagner dell ... In Anton dvorak the national musical endowment for the first time reached ..."

7. Old Scores and New Readings: Discussions on Musical Subjects by John F. Runciman (1899)
"One of the pair of distinguished foreigners was Mr. Sauer ; the other, dvorak, was the hero of the evening. Now, whatever one may think of dvorak the ..."

8. Dwight's Journal of Music: A Paper of Art and Literature by John Sullivan Dwight (1880)
"dvorak was born in 1841, in a Bohemian village, near Kralup, on the Moldau. ... dvorak at first earned the means of subsistence as a member of the band ¡a ..."

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