Definition of Barrymore
1. Noun. United States actor; son of Maurice Barrymore and Georgiana Barrymore (1882-1942).
2. Noun. United States actress; daughter of Maurice Barrymore and Georgiana Barrymore (1879-1959).
3. Noun. United States actor; son of Maurice Barrymore and Georgiana Barrymore (1878-1954).
4. Noun. United States actress; daughter of John Drew and wife of Maurice Barrymore; mother of Ethel Barrymore and John Barrymore and Lionel Barrymore (1854-1893).
5. Noun. United States actor; husband of Georgiana Emma Barrymore and father of Ethel Barrymore and John Barrymore and Lionel Barrymore (1847-1905).
Generic synonyms: Actor, Histrion, Player, Role Player, Thespian
Definition of Barrymore
1. Proper noun. (surname) ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
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Literary usage of Barrymore
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Famous Actor-Families in America by Montrose Jonas Moses (1906)
"Then came a revival of "The Shaugh- raun," with barrymore as Captain Molyneaux. ... During the summer, barrymore toured with the Daly Company, and with them ..."
2. Some Players: Personal Sketches by Lillie (West) Brown [Buck, Amy Leslie (1899)
"barrymore writes with a fierce speed, a mental precocity which burns with an ... Something ought to arrive in the procession of inherited barrymore genius, ..."
3. A Catalogue of the Royal and Noble Authors of England, Scotland, and Ireland by Horace Walpole, Thomas Park (1806)
"What a lesson, observes his biographer, was offered by his * Life of the Earl of barrymore, by Anthony Pasquin, aliat J. Williams, his lordship's hanger-on. ..."
4. The Ancient and Present State of the County and City of Cork.: Containing a by Charles Smith, Thomas Crofton Croker, Richard Caulfield (1893)
"O the west of the foregoing small barony the large one of barrymore is situated, bounded by it and Imokilly on the east, by Barrets and the liberty of Cork ..."
5. A Digest of the Laws of England by John Comyns, Anthony Hammond (1822)
"Lord barrymore v. Taylor, 1 Esp. C. 326. 2. The process of foreign attachment does not lie where the debt to be attached is due to an executor. ..."
6. Seen on the Stage by Clayton Meeker Hamilton (1920)
"An opportunity for more serious effort was afforded to Mr. barrymore when ... Those who were most intimate with John barrymore at that time will remember ..."