[ga-bree-el oor-ban] /ga briˈɛl urˈbɛ̃/ (Show IPA), 1845–1924, French composer.
/ˈfɔːreɪ; French fore/
Gabriel (Urbain) (ɡabriɛl). 1845–1924, French composer and teacher, noted particularly for his song settings of French poems, esp those of Verlaine, his piano music, and his Messe de Requiem (1887)
[foust] /faʊst/ noun 1. Johann [yoh-hahn] /ˈyoʊ hɑn/ (Show IPA), c1480–c1538, German magician, alchemist, and astrologer. 2. the chief character of a medieval legend, represented as selling his soul to the devil in exchange for knowledge and power. 3. (italics) a tragedy by Goethe (Part 1, 1808; Part 2, 1832). 4. (italics) an opera (1859) […]
[fou-stee-uh n] /ˈfaʊ sti ən/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or characteristic of : a Faustian novel. 2. sacrificing spiritual values for power, knowledge, or material gain: a Faustian pact with the Devil. 3. characterized by spiritual dissatisfaction or torment. 4. possessed with a hunger for knowledge or mastery. /ˈfaʊstɪən/ adjective 1. of or relating […]
- Faustian bargain
Faustian bargain [(fow-stee-uhn)] Faust, in the legend, traded his soul to the devil in exchange for knowledge. To “strike a Faustian bargain” is to be willing to sacrifice anything to satisfy a limitless desire for knowledge or power.
[fou-stuh s, faw-] /ˈfaʊ stəs, ˈfɔ-/ noun 1. .