Definition of Debussy, Claude in English:

Debussy, Claude

proper noun

  • (1862–1918), French composer and critic; full name Achille Claude Debussy. Debussy carried the ideas of impressionist art and symbolist poetry into music, using melodies based on the whole-tone scale and delicate harmonies exploiting overtones. Notable works: "Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune" (1894).

Pronunciation

Debussy, Claude

/dəˈb(j)uːsi//dəbysi/