Chop"in (?), n. [F. chopine,
fr. G. schoppen.] A liquid measure formerly used in
France and Great Britain, varying from half a pint to a wine
Chop"in, n. See
- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
Chopin, a musical composer, born near Warsaw, of Polish origin; his
genius for music early developed itself; distinguished himself as a
pianist first at Vienna and then in Paris, where he introduced the
mazurkas; became the idol of the salons; visited England twice, in 1837
and 1848, and performed to admiration in London and three of the
principal cities; died of consumption in Paris; he suffered much from
great depression of spirits (1809-1849).
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