Definition of Messiaen, Olivier in English:

Messiaen, Olivier

proper noun

  • (1908–92), French composer; full name Olivier Eugène Prosper Charles Messiaen. His music was influenced by Greek and Hindu rhythms, birdsong, Stravinsky, Debussy, and his Roman Catholic faith.

Pronunciation:

Messiaen, Olivier

/mesˈyäN/