Definition of Beethoven, Ludwig van in English:

Beethoven, Ludwig van

proper noun

  • (1770–1827), German composer. Despite increasing deafness, Beethoven wrote prodigiously: nine symphonies, thirty-two piano sonatas, sixteen string quartets, the opera "Fidelio" (1814), and the "Mass in D" (the "Missa Solemnis", 1823)

Pronunciation:

Beethoven, Ludwig van

/ˈbātˌō-//ˈbāˌtōvən/