Definition of Precieuse

1. [adj]



Lexicographical Neighbors of Precieuse

prechew
prechewed
prechewing
prechews
prechill
prechilled
prechilling
prechills
prechlorination
prechoose
prechooses
prechoosing
prechordal
prechose
prechosen
precieuse (current term)
precieux
precinct
precinct committeeman
precinct committeemen
precincts
precinema
preciosities
preciosity
precious
precious coral
precious metal
precious metals
precious stone
precious stones

Literary usage of Precieuse

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

1. Instigations of Ezra Pound: Together with an Essay on the Chinese Written by Ezra Pound, Ernest Francisco Fenollosa (1920)
"... precieuse (A divagation from Jules Laforgue) THERE arose, as from a great ossified sponge, the comic-opera, Florence-Nightingale light-house, ..."

2. The Youth of Madame de Longueville: Or New Revelations of Court and Convent by Victor Cousin (1854)
"... type of the true precieuse—Corneille and Voiture—Mademoiselle de Bourbon at Chantilly—At Euel—At Lian- court—Her young friends—Mademoiselle du Vigean ..."

3. The French Tragi-comedy by Henry Carrington Lancaster (1907)
"... joins the gipsies in order to marry precieuse, one of their number. He easily surpasses his rival Clement, but is troubled by ..."

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