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Meaning of "Pierrot" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF PIERROT

Pierrot  [ˈpɪərəʊ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PIERROT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Pierrot 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 PIERROT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Pierrot

Pierrot

Pierrot is a stock character of pantomime and Commedia dell'Arte whose origins are in the late seventeenth-century Italian troupe of players performing in Paris and known as the Comédie-Italienne; the name is a hypocorism of Pierre, via the suffix -ot. His character in postmodern popular culture—in poetry, fiction, the visual arts, as well as works for the stage, screen, and concert hall—is that of the sad clown, pining for love of Columbine, who usually breaks his heart and leaves him for Harlequin. Performing unmasked, with a whitened face, he wears a loose white blouse with large buttons and wide white pantaloons. Sometimes he appears with a frilled collaret and a hat, usually with a close-fitting crown and wide round brim, more rarely with a conical shape like a dunce's cap. But most frequently, since his reincarnation under Jean-Gaspard Deburau, he wears neither collar nor hat, only a black skullcap. The defining characteristic of Pierrot is his naïveté: he is seen as a fool, always the butt of pranks, yet nonetheless trusting. It was a generally buffoonish Pierrot that held the European stage for the first two centuries of his history.

Definition of Pierrot in the English dictionary

The definition of Pierrot in the dictionary is a male character from French pantomime with a whitened face, white costume, and pointed hat. Other definition of Pierrot is a clown or masquerader so made up.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PIERROT


aero
ˈɛərəʊ
aleph-zero
ˌɑːlɪfˈzɪərəʊ
antihero
ˈæntɪˌhɪərəʊ
bureau
ˈbjʊərəʊ
caballero
ˌkæbəˈljɛərəʊ
cero
ˈsɪərəʊ
dinero
dɪˈneərəʊ
duro
ˈdʊərəʊ
euro
ˈjʊərəʊ
faro
ˈfɛərəʊ
hero
ˈhɪərəʊ
Nero
ˈnɪərəʊ
non-hero
ˌnɒnˈhɪərəʊ
nonzero
ˌnɒnˈzɪərəʊ
Pinero
pɪˈnɪərəʊ
primero
prɪˈmɛərəʊ
rezero
ˌriːˈzɪərəʊ
subzero
sʌbˈzɪərəʊ
superhero
ˈsuːpəˌhɪərəʊ
zero
ˈzɪərəʊ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PIERROT

Pieria
Pierian
Pierian Spring
pierid
Pierides
pieridine
pieris
Piero della Francesca
Piero di Cosimo
pierogi
Pierre
pierrette
piert
Piesporter
piet
piet-my-vrou
Pietas Julia
Pietermaritzburg
Pietersburg

WORDS THAT END LIKE PIERROT

agorot
Camberwell carrot
carrot
Corot
Diderot
dry rot
foxtrot
garrot
grot
Igorot
on the trot
parrot
rot
Sderot
sick as a parrot
tarot
trot
turkey trot
vrot
wild carrot

Synonyms and antonyms of Pierrot in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «Pierrot» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PIERROT

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

Translator English - Chinese

皮埃罗
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Pierrot
570 millions of speakers

English

Pierrot
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

Pierrot
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

بييرو
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Пьеро
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Pierrot
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ঢিলা আলখিল্লা-পরিহিত শ্বেতমুখ ভাঁড়বিশেষ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Pierrot
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Dungeons
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Pierrot
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ピエロ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

피에로
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pierrot
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Pierrot
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பையிரெட்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पिएरॉट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

piyero
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Pierrot
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Pierrot
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

П´єро
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Pierrot
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Pierrot
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Pierrot
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Pierrot
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Pierrot
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Pierrot

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PIERROT»

The term «Pierrot» is very widely used and occupies the 7.935 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PIERROT» OVER TIME

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PIERROT»

Discover the use of Pierrot in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Pierrot and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Schoenberg: Pierrot Lunaire
Pierrot Lunaire (1912) is one of the most important music theatre works ever written. This is the first guide in English to a work which continues to be performed, broadcast and recorded worldwide.
Jonathan Dunsby, 1992
2
Jean-Luc Godard's Pierrot Le Fou
This volume brings together essays by five prominent scholars of French film. They approach Pierrot le fou from the perspectives of image-and-word-play, aesthetics and politics, history, and high- and popular culture.
David Wills, 2000
3
Pierrot in Petrograd: Commedia Dell'Arte/ Balagan in ...
Commedia dell'arte was an essential ingredient of the revolution in Russian art in the early twentieth century.
Douglas Clayton, 1994
4
Vodou Things: The Art of Pierrot Barra and Marie Cassaise
Pierrot Barra and his wife Marie Cassaise are the most astonishing artists that the author of this fascinating book has encountered in more than a decade of researching Vodou in Haiti.
Donald Cosentino, 1998
5
Inside Pierrot lunaire: Performing the Sprechstimme in ...
The volume also provides a bibliography of sources and an index.
Phyllis Bryn-Julson, Paul Mathews, 2008
6
Albert Giraud's Pierrot Lunaire
This is the first English translation of Belgian poet Albert Giraud's collection of fifty poems, Pierrot Lunaire: Rondels Bergamasques (1884).
Albert Giraud, 2001
7
When Pierrot was young
An account of Pierrot's adventures in the court of Bohemia before he took to entertaining children.
Alexandre Dumas, Peter Farmer, 1975
8
Pierrot Mon Ami:
Pierrot Men Ami, considered by many to be one of Raymond Queneau's finest achievements, is a quirky coming-of-age novel concerning a young man's initiation into a world filled with deceit, fraud, and manipulation.
Raymond Queneau, 1989
9
Beyond Dodge Road: Fighting the Odds and Finding Success
When Jim Pierrot dropped out of high school and joined the navy at seventeen, it did not look to outsiders like he could possibly be destined to succeed. He quickly learned to make the most of his situation though.
James R. Pierrot, 2011
10
Pierrot-Watteau: A Nineteenth Century Myth
Larcher brothers who devoted much time to the defense of Pierrot and of pantomime complete this definition: Pierrot is "un gros enfant jouffu, etourdi, sincere, deja poete et amoureux, car il addresse des sonnets a la lune et s' eprend d'une ...
Louisa E. Jones, 1984

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PIERROT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Pierrot is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Uganda-DR Congo talks hit snag
In the heated meeting also attended by the Mahagi area MP Pierrot Uweka, the Congolese said they will not remove the barrier but insisted that ... «New Vision, Jul 15»
2
RICHARD WILLIAMSON: Saying hello to the wonderful Brown family
The marbled white for example, which looks like Pierrot in black and white, and which has been on the wing for the past month. You get the ... «Chichester Observer, Jul 15»
3
Back to Bat and Baby Doll for Trinidad Carnival 2016
You can expect to see the Bat, Moko Jumbie, Baby Doll, Bookman, Fancy Indian, Minstrel and Pierrot Grenade, among others. In a statement ... «Soca News, Jul 15»
4
Rare beauties sighted at Beluvai
Further, he explains, the Angled Pierrot is not rare, but it is not a common butterfly. It is a new record to the park. It is the 131st butterfly species ... «Bangalore Mirror, Jul 15»
5
Breathtaking beaches, mountain villages and delicious wines …
... on sturdy Corsican horses with a local legend – 81-year-old guide, horse breeder, wild boar hunter and master charcutier, Monsieur Pierrot. «Express.co.uk, Jul 15»
6
'Modern' Elders in Full at TFCM
They are compressed character pieces written for Pierrot ensemble and an awful lot of percussion (played with frantic aplomb by George ... «The Boston Musical Intelligencer, Jul 15»
7
Viewster to Stream "Key the Metal Idol"
The 15 episode 1994-1997 OVA from Hiroaki Sato and Studio Pierrot follows a girl who belives her robot body will run down and die following ... «Crunchyroll News, Jul 15»
8
Ruth Weisberg: The Adventure of Living In Between
A figure of Pierrot, a Commedia Del'Arte character who also appears in the paintings of Watteau, draws back a curtain to reveal the climactic ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
9
Gauthier Dance will keep pieces short and sweet at St-Sauveur Arts …
Marco Goecke, whose compelling Firebird duet and somewhat mind-numbing Pierrot lunaire were performed here by Les Grands Ballets ... «Montreal Gazette, Jul 15»
10
Synchromy Concert in Pasadena
After a short intermission the concert concluded with Settings from Pierrot Lunaire by William Kraft. This piece was commissioned by the Arnold ... «Sequenza21, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Pierrot [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/pierrot>. Sep 2019 ».
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