Definition of Rachmaninovian in English:

Rachmaninovian

(also Rachmaninoffian, Rakhmaninovian)

Pronunciation /ˌrakmanɪˈnəʊvɪən/

adjective

  • Of, relating to, or characteristic of Rachmaninov or his music; especially having a sombre, emotional quality.

noun

  • An admirer or interpreter of Rachmaninov.

Origin

1920s; earliest use found in Musical Quarterly. From the name of Sergej Vasil'evič Raxmaninov, Russian pianist and composer + -ian.