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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Britten, (Edward) Benjamin 1913-1976. British composer known for his song cycles, such as Les Illuminations (1939), and operas, including Peter Grimes (1945) and Death in Venice (1973).

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  • proper n. A botanical plant name author abbreviation for botanist James Britten (1846-1924).
  • proper n. an English surname

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To break up; cut to pieces; cut up; carve.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. major English composer of the 20th century; noted for his operas (1913-1976)

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