Seraphine

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Seraphine (Mus) A wind instrument whose sounding parts are reeds, consisting of a thin tongue of brass playing freely through a slot in a plate. It has a case, like a piano, and is played by means of a similar keybord, the bellows being worked by the foot. The melodeon is a portable variety of this instrument.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n seraphine A musical instrument essentially similar to the harmonium, of which it was the precursor. It was invented in 1833 by John Green. See reed-organ.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Seraphine ser′a-fēn a coarse-toned musical reed-instrument, played with a key-board—the precursor of the harmonium.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Seraph

Usage

In literature:

I'm sure it can't be true that she has such a name, she might be called Eugenie or Seraphine or Laura, but Anastasia, impossible.
"A Young Girl's Diary" by An Anonymous Young Girl
Seraphine had sent down to me, she being the cook on the second floor, whose accounts I write out for her every evening.
"The Nabob" by Alphonse Daudet
Thenceforward the three bandits have three servants whose names are Palmyre, Fanny, and Seraphine.
"The Memoirs of Victor Hugo" by Victor Hugo
Father Seraphin preached during Lent this year at the Court.
"The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete" by Duc de Saint-Simon
Seraphine had behaved abominably.
"Fruitfulness Fecondite" by Emile Zola
Seraphine had made Lady Kirkbank's clothes, off and on for the last thirty years.
"Phantom Fortune, A Novel" by M. E. Braddon
Seraphine entered bouncingly with the tea.
"The Roll-Call" by Arnold Bennett
Freiras, Francis Seraphin, his answer to Grotius's treatise of the freedom of the Ocean, 26.
"The Life of the Truly Eminent and Learned Hugo Grotius" by Jean Lévesque de Burigny
One morning he saw Madame Seraphine de Belle-Ile drive up to the hotel.
"The Admirable Tinker" by Edgar Jepson
For my part, I write for Mademoiselle Seraphine and another cook in the house.
"The Nabob, Volume 1 (of 2)" by Alphonse Daudet
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In poetry:

Hide me from the glances
Of the Seraphin,—
They, so pure and spotless,
I, so stained with sin.
"Homo Factus Est" by Digby Mackworth Dolben

In news:

A few hundred miles away from teammates, from the comfort of his couch in the District, Kevin Seraphin watched the Wizards' season opening, 94-84, loss to Cleveland on Tuesday made a notable observation.
Kevin Seraphin with his snake, 'Snakey.
Kevin Seraphin has played well while Wizards wait for Nene to arrive.
Kevin Seraphin is a YouTube star.
Kevin Seraphin comfortable with role, language.
Wizards' Jan Vesely, Kevin Seraphin set to return in time for Friday start of training camp.
Wizards' Kevin Seraphin makes French national team.
Kevin Seraphin cruises through "learning season".
Kevin Seraphin was glad to return to Portland.
In the mold of Nicolas Batum and Rodrigue Beaubois, Cholet's Kevin Seraphin could wind up as a late first round sleeper pick in this year's NBA draft.
Ogi Frames introduces Seraphin , an eyewear line in the tradition of affordable luxury and quintessential vintage style.
Center Kevin Seraphin (10 points) is one of two Wizards starters to reach double figures in 108-101 preseason loss to the New York Knicks.
Seraphin expects to attract more attention.
Kevin Seraphin has no fear of going up against Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard.
Washington opens season without Wall, Nene, Seraphin.
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