Ion Voicu – Balada de Ciprian Porumbescu (Ballad for violin and orchestra)
|Definition:||(verb) Deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping.|
|Synonyms:||mute, tone down, dampen, dull|
|Usage:||I was up past my bedtime, so I tried to muffle my sneeze by holding my pillow over my face. Discuss.|
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This is a stunning collection of some of the best international crown jewels. I have only included pictures here of crowns and tiaras. Along with this is Handel’s “Music For The Royal Fireworks, Overture”. Enjoy!!
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