Definition of humoresque in English:

humoresque

noun

  • A short, lively piece of music.

    • ‘The humoresques are late examples of this, written, I believe, before the Finnish government granted the composer a lifetime stipend.’
    • ‘This humoresque was founded upon song from the Broadway show Sinbad.’

Origin

Late 19th century: from German Humoreske, from Humor humor.

Pronunciation:

humoresque

/ˌ(h)yo͞oməˈresk/