Humoresque(redirected from humoresk)
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(1) A musical composition of a humorous and, sometimes, lyric nature. It was introduced into piano music by R. Schumann in his Opus 20. Humoresques for piano have also been written by Grieg, Dvorak, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, and R. K. Shchedrin. O. Taktakishvili has written humoresques for chamber orchestra.
(2) In literature, a humorous miniature in prose or verse, such as V. V. Mayakovsky’s “Poem About Different Tastes.”