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Being asked to play one of the butlers is like being picked to play for England. All you have to do is think of the great butlers from the past - Terry-Thomas in 'How To Murder Your Wife,' John Gielgud in 'Arthur' and Denholm Elliott in 'Trading Places.'
Mark Williams

Meaning of "Gielgud" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF GIELGUD

Gielgud  [ˈɡiːlɡʊd] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GIELGUD

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Gielgud is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES GIELGUD MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Gielgud

Gielgud or Giełgud /ˈɡiːlɡʊd/ is a Polish surname of Lithuanian origins. Notable people with the surname include: ▪ John Gielgud, English actor, director, and producer ▪ Lewis Gielgud, English scholar and intelligence officer ▪ Maina Gielgud, British ballet dancer and ballet administrator ▪ Val Gielgud, English actor, writer, director and broadcaster...

Definition of Gielgud in the English dictionary

The definition of Gielgud in the dictionary is Sir John. 1904–2000, English stage, film, and television actor and director.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH GIELGUD


agood
əˈɡʊd
good
ɡʊd
no-good
ˈnəʊˌɡʊd
scattergood
ˈskætəˌɡʊd
scrapegood
ˈskreɪpˌɡʊd
supergood
ˌsuːpərˈɡʊd

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GIELGUD

Gide
Gideon
Gideon Bible
Gideons International
gidgee
gidjee
gie
Giessen
GIF

WORDS THAT END LIKE GIELGUD

aloud
applaud
Arnaud
bud
cloud
cud
daud
feud
fraud
Freud
loud
lud
maud
mud
oud
out loud
proud
stroud
stud
under a cloud

Synonyms and antonyms of Gielgud in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «Gielgud» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GIELGUD

Find out the translation of Gielgud to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of Gielgud from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Gielgud» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

吉尔古德
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Gielgud
570 millions of speakers

English

Gielgud
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

Gielgud
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

array(جلغد)
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Гилгуд
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Gielgud
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

Gielgud
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Gielgud
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Gielgud
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Gielgud
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ギールグッド
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

Gielgud
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Gielgud
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Gielgud
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கைல்குட்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

गिलगुड
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Gielgud
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Gielgud
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Gielgud
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Гилгуд
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Gielgud
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Gielgud
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Gielgud
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Gielgud
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Gielgud
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Gielgud

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GIELGUD»

The term «Gielgud» is normally little used and occupies the 109.313 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GIELGUD» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Gielgud

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2 QUOTES WITH «GIELGUD»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word Gielgud.
1
Kenneth Branagh
I started being interested in acting when I heard the voices of Sir Laurence Olivier and Sir John Gielgud and Sir Alec Guinness. I've had the great privilege of working with Sir Derek Jacobi and Sir Anthony Hopkins. These are people who inspire the work that I do.
2
Mark Williams
Being asked to play one of the butlers is like being picked to play for England. All you have to do is think of the great butlers from the past - Terry-Thomas in 'How To Murder Your Wife,' John Gielgud in 'Arthur' and Denholm Elliott in 'Trading Places.'

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GIELGUD»

Discover the use of Gielgud in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Gielgud and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Sir John Gielgud: A Life in Letters
A captivating compilation of two hundred intimate letters provides a candid portrait of one of the finest actors of the twentieth century, chronicling his eight-decade career, his personal life and love affairs, his homosexuality, his ...
John Gielgud, Richard Mangan, 2005
2
John Gielgud: The Authorized Biography
Sir John Gielgud's career as an actor was perhaps the most distinguished of any of his generation, and, in a lifetime that spanned almost a century, he appeared in hundreds of theatrical productions and films, receiving virtually every ...
Sheridan Morley, 2010
3
John Gielgud: Matinee Idol to Movie Star
As Gielgud worked increasingly in this medium during the last third of his life much greater attention is given to this than in the earlier work.
Jonathan Croall, 2011
4
An Actor and His Time
The acclaimed British actor looks back on his long career in the theater and recalls the many great actors and actresses with whom he has worked
John Gielgud, John Miller, 1999
5
Acting Shakespeare
The renowned actor draws on his experiences with Shakespeare's plays, as both actor and director, to illuminate the challenges of staging Shakespeare's works.
John Gielgud, John Miller, 1999
6
Gielgud's Letters
'In this comprehensive volume, we see the actor in a range of roles: loving son, wicked gossip, star actor, indecisive director, anguished lover, brilliant anecdotist.
Richard Mangan, 2010
7
Gielgoodies! The Wit and Wisdom (& Gaffes) of John Gielgud
Whether committed backstage, in the wings or in rehearsals, on film sets or in television studios, they bring this merry and much‐loved man vividly to life. ‘this is a slim, patrician and elegant little volume... filled with the most ...
Jonathan Croall, 2012
8
Sir John: the many faces of Gielgud
This book, published in 1994, celebrated his distinguished career and his 90th birthday and is full of wonderfully evocative caracatures, complemented by many anecdotes and reminiscences provided by his pals and colleagues in Show Business.
Clive Francis, 1994
9
Gielgud, an actor and his time
The veteran British actor recalls his life in the theater, the productions he participated in, and the actors and actresses who influenced him
John Gielgud, John Miller, John Powell, 1980
10
Shakespeare and the Cultures of Performance
Gielgud drove a coach and horses through this tradition. The 1957 production singled out by Billington, though itself relatively early in Gielgud's long career, was, as Orgel notes, by no means his first Tempest or his first Prospero. He in fact  ...
Paul Edward Yachnin, Patricia Badir, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GIELGUD»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Gielgud is used in the context of the following news items.
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Mark Shenton: The Sondheim Theatre should set a new gold …
... an honour he had previously proposed for a venue that he was going to build atop the Queens and Gielgud, but which never reached fruition. «The Stage, Jul 15»
2
Preview: Frome Festival, various venues
Jeremy appeared in some eminent RSC performances including Sir John Gielgud's Much Ado About Nothing and George Devine's ... «Wiltshire Times, Jul 15»
3
Stephen Joseph's theatre revolution – from Alan Ayckbourn to Kevin …
But in the 1950s, the proscenium arch ruled and British theatre was hidebound, despite stars such as Olivier and Gielgud. The West End ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
4
Theatre Royal Bath announces new funding for arts organisations
... starring Alison Steadman, which ran for five months at the Gielgud Theatre in London, after touring nationally following the Peter Hall Season ... «Bath Chronicle, Jul 15»
5
York Theatre Company to Honor Stage & Screen Legend Angela …
In March 2014 she again played Madame Arcati at London's Gielgud Theatre for which she won the Olivier Award. Previous London ... «Broadway World, Jul 15»
6
Matthew Lillard Launches Campaign to Bring American Theatre to …
... Some Girl(s) (Gielgud Theatre, MCC Theatre);This is How it Goes (Donmar Warehouse, The Public Theatre); Land of the Dead/Helter Skelter ... «Broadway World, Jul 15»
7
Richard Nixon Was Not Misunderstood
Either he was the greatest actor on or off the stage--greater than Olivier or Gielgud--or his crude, vindictive, often heedless talk and actions ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
8
Multi-talented adventurer danced through life
... not only did she have Dorothy's musical talent to draw on, but her grandmother's cousin was the actor Ellen Terry, aunt of Sir John Gielgud. «Brisbane Times, Jul 15»
9
Trevor Nunn: 'I begged David Miliband not to give up on his destiny'
It is a long story, the upshot of which is that through Ashcroft he met John Gielgud and Ralph Richardson. What is extraordinary when you hear ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
10
Forgotten Caribbean: why you should holiday in Haiti
... celebrities from John Gielgud to Jackie Onassis and Mick Jagger partied here. It was where Graham Greene based his novel The Comedians ... «Jewish Chronicle, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Gielgud [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/gielgud>. Feb 2021 ».
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