Meaning of étude

é•tude

Pronunciation: (ā'td, ā'tyd, ā-td', ā-tyd' Fr. ā-tyd'), [key]
— pl. é•tudes
  1. a musical composition, usually instrumental, intended mainly for the practice of some point of technique.
  2. study (def. 12).
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