Meaning of Beethovenian in English:


Pronunciation /ˌbeɪt(h)əʊˈviːnɪən/


  • Relating to or characteristic of the German composer Ludwig van Beethoven, his music, or his theories of musical composition.

    ‘a compelling Beethovenian influence at work’
    • ‘His first piano sonata, string quartet and chamber ensemble pieces are Beethovenian in form and content.’
    • ‘The majestic outer sections reflect an unashamedly Beethovenian grandeur.’
    • ‘The Beethovenian classical structure is still there and the music has an amazing vigour.’
    • ‘The music is Beethovenian in the depth of feeling it provokes.’
    • ‘An early symphony shows his Beethovenian sympathies.’


  • 1An admirer of the German composer Ludwig van Beethoven.

    ‘this is a most interesting CD which should commend itself to all true Beethovenians’
    • ‘Beethovians engaged in few pre-writing activities and preferred to compose rough first drafts immediately.’
    • ‘I make my bow to the assembled and enraged Beethovians.’
    • ‘The true Beethovian will buy more than one.’
    1. 1.1A performer of the music of the German composer Ludwig van Beethoven.
      • ‘the pianist is currently one of the master Beethovenians’