Hoff•mannPronunciation: (hof'mun; for 1, 2 also Ger. hôf'män"), [key]
1. E(rnst) T(he•o•dor) A(ma•de•us) (Wil•helm) Pronunciation: (ernst tā'ô-dōr" ä"mä-dā'oos vil'helm), [key]
1776–1822, German author, composer, and illustrator.
2. Jo•sef Pronunciation: (jō'zuf, -suf), [key]
1870–1956, Viennese architect and designer, born in Czechoslovakia.
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