Definition of Grand guignol

1. Noun. A play of a macabre or horrific nature.

Generic synonyms: Drama, Dramatic Play, Play

Definition of Grand guignol

1. Proper noun. A Parisian theatre which specialized in grotesque and grisly horror shows. ¹

2. Proper noun. (context by extension) That which thrives on grotesquery and gore. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Grand Guignol

Grampus griseus
Gran Canaria
Gran Santiago
Grand Banks
Grand Canal
Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon National Park
Grand Canyon State
Grand Duchy
Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
Grand Guignol
Grand Inquisitor
Grand Island
Grand Lama
Grand Marnier
Grand Master
Grand Masters
Grand National
Grand Poobah
Grand Poobahs
Grand Prix
Grand Rapids
Grand Slam
Grand Teton
Grand Teton National Park

Literary usage of Grand guignol

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1. Studies in Stagecraft by Clayton Meeker Hamilton (1914)
"The example of the grand guignol in Paris has been, perhaps, too often cited. ... Most of the plays exploited at the grand guignol have, therefore, ..."

2. Mr. Punch's History of Modern England by Charles Larcom Graves (1922)
"As I write these lines the leading serious weekly, among "Plays worth seeing," includes the "unabated horrors" of the London grand guignol. ..."

3. How Paris Amuses Itself by F[rank] Berkeley Smith (1903)
"Just such realism is typical of the grand guignol. Even smaller than the Grand Guignol is the cozy "Théâtre des Mathurins," with a pretty foyer twice the ..."

4. The English Illustrated Magazine (1904)
"I think, however, that real good might be done by a more modest scheme which should found itself upon the grand guignol and other " one-act-play theatres," ..."

5. The Colour of Paris: Historic, Personal & Local by Paris, Académie Goncourt, Lucien Descaves, Yoshio Makino (1915)
"Among the minor theatres we must at least mention the grand guignol, ... It may easily be seen that the grand guignol has nothing in common with the real ..."

6. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1922)
"He forgot Guignol, and was spared the vision of the grand guignol. My object in writing this paper is to point out that in the bare existence of Punch and ..."

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