from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In music, major: as, C dur, or C major.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Mus.) Major; in the major mode.

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  • adjective music, obsolete major; in the major mode


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German, from Latin durus ("hard, firm, vigorous").


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  • Newmania is a girl.. dur hur dur hur ..dur hur yeeeesh.

    The Other Mrs Lawrence: Outrage Into Outcomes? 2007

  • I solved the time-sensitivity problem with "A_TickCount" for note-ons and note-offs, although a "dur" - parameter would be more Midi-like.

    AutoHotkey Community 2009

  • Gautier de Coinci invokes this idea at the end of his poem, when he discusses the enduringly hard hearts of the Jews, as he rhymes (in more than a dozen consecutive lines) various words that contain the syllable dur, meaning "hard" and "harsh."

    A Tender Age: Cultural Anxieties over the Child in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries 2005

  • Pis apres ecoute de CELL j'pouvais m'attendre qu'a un album encore plus "dur" par la suite!

    pinku-tk Diary Entry pinku-tk 2006

  • They derive it from "dur," a pearl, and "wísh," like; and so a durwísh is one 'like a pearl.'

    The Faith of Islam Edward Sell

  • If Isaiah had intended to speak of the earth as a globe, he would probably have used the word he used in 22:18 dur, meaning 'ball.' 2010

  • SetTimer, RemoveToolTip2, Off Post subject: A_TickCount for "dur" and howto repeat a key?

    AutoHotkey Community 2009

  • " "'Twas made possible by the special metal which our human friends call dur'loy, and which Sir Ethan insists can be supplied to us in quantity and at fair trade rates."

    Mission to Moulokin Foster, Alan Dean, 1946- 1979

  • It was dur ing the Tet Offensive that more than 65,000 North Vietnamese troops violated a ceasefire and attacked all the provincial capitals in south Vietnam.


  • Jonathan Strahan is editing a Cyberpunk reprint anthology for Night Shade Books, dur out in 2012.

    March 2010 2010


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