Definition of Pierrot

1. Noun. A male character in French pantomime; usually dressed in white with a whitened face.

Definition of Pierrot

1. Proper noun. A character from French pantomime; a buffoon in a loose white outfit. ¹

2. Noun. (alternative form of Pierrot) ¹

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Definition of Pierrot

1. a clown [n -S]

Pierrot Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pierrot

Pierre Athanase Larousse
Pierre Auguste Renoir
Pierre Boulez
Pierre Charles L'Enfant
Pierre Corneille
Pierre Curie
Pierre Joseph Proudhon
Pierre Laporte Bridge
Pierre Larousse
Pierre Simon de Laplace
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
Pierre Terrail
Pierre Trudeau salute
Pierre de Fermat
Pierre de Terrail
Piet Mondrian
Pieter Breughel
Pieter Bruegel
Pieter Brueghel
Pieter Brueghel the Elder
Pieter Zeeman
Pignet's formula

Literary usage of Pierrot

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. One-act Plays by Modern Authors by Helen Louise Cohen (1921)
"pierrot. SCENE.—A glade in the Pare du Petit Trianon. ... pierrot. My journey's end! This surely is the glade Which I was promised: I have well obeyed! ..."

2. Fifty Contemporary One-act Plays by Frank Shay, Pierre Loving (1920)
"pierrot. Once was I a page at Court, so trust in me: That's the first lesson ... pierrot. I mean the very best Pardy! thou wouldst not hear about the rest. ..."

3. The Musical World (1855)
"The pantomime is called pierrot Quaker, and is in five tableaux. ... Thereupon pierrot avows his real object to be love, throws himself at her feet, ..."

4. The Yellow Book (1897)
"pierrot .... at first they said you slept, And then they told me you would never wake . ... pierrot, was it wise To love so madly since we loved in vain ? ..."

5. Love Songs by Sara Teasdale (1917)
"pierrot plays in the garden, He thinks he plays for me, But I am quite forgotten Under the cherry tree. pierrot plays in the garden, And all the roses know ..."

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