1. English organist and composer of church music; master of 16th century polyphony; was granted a monopoly in music printing with Thomas Tallis (1543-1623)
Syn: ↑William Byrd
Instance Hypernyms: ↑organist, ↑composer
2. explorer and United States naval officer; led expeditions to explore Antarctica (1888-1957)
Instance Hypernyms: ↑explorer, ↑adventurer, ↑naval officer

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/berrd/, n.
1. Richard Evelyn, 1888-1957, rear admiral in U.S. Navy: polar explorer.
2. Robert C(arlyle), born 1917, U.S. politician: senator since 1959.
3. William, c1540-1623, English composer and organist.

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I [bərd]
Charlie (1925 - 99), U.S. guitarist; full name Charles L. Byrd. He was responsible for introducing and applying acoustic classical guitar techniques to jazz and popular music and for launching the samba and bossa nova movements of the 1960s in the U.S. with his album Jazz Samba (1962) with Stan Getz
Richard (Evelyn) (1888 - 1957), U.S. explorer, naval officer, and aviator. He claimed to have made the first aircraft flight over the North Pole 1926, although his actual course has been disputed. He was the first to fly over the South Pole 1929 and led further scientific expeditions to the Antarctic in 1933 - 34 and 1939 - 41
Robert (1917 - ), U.S. politician. From West Virginia, he served in the U.S. Senate 1950 - 52, 1959 - in many leadership positions, including majority leader 1977 - 80, 1987 - 88 and chairman of the Appropriations Committee 1989 - 95

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byrch(e, byrd
obs. ff. birch, bird.

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