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Meaning of "Grand Guignol" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD GRAND GUIGNOL

After Le Grand Guignol, a small theatre in Montmartre, Paris.
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PRONUNCIATION OF GRAND GUIGNOL

Grand Guignol  [ɡrɑ̃ ɡiɲɔl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GRAND GUIGNOL

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Grand Guignol 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 GRAND GUIGNOL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Grand Guignol

Le Théâtre du Grand-Guignol (French pronunciation: ​: "The Theater of the Big Puppet") – known as the Grand Guignol – was a theatre in the Pigalle area of Paris (at 20 bis, rue Chaptal (fr)). From its opening in 1897 until its closing in 1962, it specialized in naturalistic horror shows. Its name is often used as a general term for graphic, amoral horror entertainment, a genre popular from Elizabethan and Jacobean theatre (for instance Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus, and Webster's The Duchess of Malfi and The White Devil), to today's splatter films.

Definition of Grand Guignol in the English dictionary

The definition of Grand Guignol in the dictionary is a brief sensational play intended to horrify. Other definition of Grand Guignol is of, relating to, or like plays of this kind.

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Synonyms and antonyms of Grand Guignol in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «Grand Guignol» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GRAND GUIGNOL

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Translator English - Chinese

大吉尼奥尔
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Gran Guiñol
570 millions of speakers

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Grand Guignol
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ग्रैंड Guignol
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

غراند Guignol
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Гранд Guignol
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Translator English - Portuguese

Grande Guignol
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

গ্র্যান্ড ফাইনাল
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grand Guignol
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Translator English - Malay

Akhir agung
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Translator English - German

Grand Guignol
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Translator English - Japanese

グランドギニョール
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Translator English - Korean

그랜드 Guignol
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Translator English - Javanese

Grand finale
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Translator English - Vietnamese

lớn Guignol
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Translator English - Tamil

பெரும் இறுதி
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Translator English - Marathi

भव्य शेवट
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Translator English - Turkish

büyük Final
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Translator English - Italian

Grand Guignol
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Translator English - Polish

Grand Guignol
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Translator English - Ukrainian

Гранд Guignol
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Translator English - Romanian

Grand Guignol
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Translator English - Greek

Μεγάλο Guignol
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Translator English - Afrikaans

Grand GUIGNOL
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Translator English - Swedish

Grand Guignol
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Translator English - Norwegian

grand Guignol
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Trends of use of Grand Guignol

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GRAND GUIGNOL»

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GRAND GUIGNOL»

Discover the use of Grand Guignol in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Grand Guignol and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Grand Guignol: Theatre of Fear and Terror
This first English-language book on Grand Guignol examines its history, themes, and methods; summarizes its plots; provides the texts of two typical plays; and illustrates it with close to 100 pictures.
Mel Gordon, 1997
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Grand-Guignol: the French theatre of horror
This book reconsiders the importance and influence of the Grand-Guignol within its social, cultural and historical contexts, and is the first attempt at a major evaluation of the genre as performance.
Richard J. Hand, Michael Wilson, 2002
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London's Grand Guignol and the theatre of horror
The companion volume to Grand-Guignol: The French Theatre of Horror, already in its third edition, this book is an essential addition to any gore-loving student of drama and the twentieth-century theatre of horror.
Richard J. Hand, Michael Wilson, 2007
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Grand Guignol Orchestra
Kaori Yuki's new epic adventure offers up not one but two new storylines to savor with "The Queen and the Jester" and the title story, "Tragédie Lyrique." Is the orchestra any closer to stopping the Guignol infestation?
Kaori Yuki, 2011
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Tales of the Grand Guignol
The only collection of fiction, and one novel, by Maurice Level, an acknowledged master of horror fiction.
Maurice Level, S. T. Joshi, 2013
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Code Name: Grand Guignol
The stage was at times awash with the Grand Guignol special, ultrasecret formula stage blood. In order to portray this realistic carnage, many of the actors were indeed crippled in some way, possessed of those “special endowments” such ...
Ib Melchior, 2014
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Chapel of Gore and Psychosis: The Grand Guignol Theatre
Chapel of Gore and Psychosis will soon become the essential resource of the Grand Guignol Theatre.
Jack Hunter, 2012
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Grand Guignol
A Drum Theatre Plymouth Production GRAND GUIGNOL by Carl Grose CAST PROFESSOR TARR / ANDRE DE LORDE / DR GORLITZ / ONE-EYE Jonathan Broadbent HENRI / PAULAIS / DR MARBOIS / cHARRIER / GATEAUX / NIKOLAI  ...
Carl Grose, 2009
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Starman: Grand Guignol
Jack Knight, Starman, returns to Opal city from his adventure in space, only to find the Shade has reverted to his villainous ways. Plus, several of his friends seem to be mysteriously missing.
‎2004
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Naturalism and Symbolism in European Theatre 1850-1918
714 The Grand-Guignol, originally a chapel in the rue Chaptal, was founded in 1895 by Oscar Metenier (1859-1913). an author of ultra-naturalistic plays for the Theatre Libre. The Grand-Guignol represented the trend towards more intimate ...
Claude Schumacher, 1996

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GRAND GUIGNOL»

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Joan Jett Responds to Jackie Fox's Rape Allegation Against Kim …
"It turned into this really disgusting Grand Guignol–like theater performance that he put on," one witness, Kari Krome, said. "And Jackie was ... «People Magazine, Jul 15»
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The Red Dragon Is Born in a New Hannibal Teaser
Bryan Fuller's gorgeous Grand Guignol reimagining of the Hannibal Lecter mythos will return to Thomas Harris's first Lecter novel, from which ... «Vulture, Jul 15»
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The Ash vs Evil Dead Trailer is Groovy, Baby
The show looks like it'll retain the Grand Guignol style of its progenitors, with Raimi's rapid-fire close-ups, shaky cam, acerbic one-liners (“Let's ... «Vulture, Jul 15»
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DA in bid to take Oudtshoorn from ANC
“All actors in this cameo political Grand Guignol know that pursuant to an interim arrangement, confirmed by the Western Cape Division of the ... «Independent Online, Jul 15»
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2015 Capital Fringe Review: 'Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom'
In this grim, gory, and visually intoxicating new addition to the bloody canon of Grand Guignol, Director David Dieudonne takes the audience on ... «DC Metro Theater Arts, Jul 15»
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Agatha Christie Theatre Company marks its tenth anniversary with …
And And Then There Were None is a Grand Guignol horror piece.” Set on a remote island off the Devon coast, it sees a group of ten characters ... «The Argus, Jul 15»
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Thus Spake Mungo: A border commissioner? Pull the other one
And this is where the melodrama segues from comic opera to grand guignol. There is no doubt that the Abbott regime has now become the ... «Echonetdaily, Jul 15»
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2015 Capital Fringe Festival Preview #39: 'Neighborhood 3 …
For the uninitiated to Grand Guignol, the French theatre of horror forms the backbone of Molotov Theatre Group's work. The horrors of Grand ... «DC Metro Theater Arts, Jul 15»
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Penny Dreadful Season 2 Episode 10 Review: "And They Were …
After hoping in last week's review that Penny Dreadful wouldn't turn its season finale set piece into “Grand Guignol” 2.0, “And They Were ... «TVOvermind, Jul 15»
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The Not-Dead and the Saved – Kate Clanchy's first short-story …
That story, one of the collection's finest, begins as a comedy of manners but quickly develops into grand guignol when Sandra's mother-in-law, ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»

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