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I was not a very popular kid in high school, and I had this idea that the way that I dressed would change how liked I was. It was that kind of Pygmalion story. I think, ultimately that's probably why I became interested in fashion, its transformative power, and how it can change your identity.
Joseph Altuzarra

Meaning of "Pygmalion" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF PYGMALION

Pygmalion  [pɪɡˈmeɪlɪən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PYGMALION

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Pygmalion 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 PYGMALION MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of Pygmalion in the English dictionary

The definition of Pygmalion in the dictionary is a king of Cyprus, who fell in love with the statue of a woman he had sculpted and which his prayers brought to life as Galatea.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PYGMALION


antithalian
ˌæntɪˈθeɪlɪən
Australian
ɒˈstreɪlɪən
bacchanalian
ˌbækəˈneɪlɪən
Castalian
kæˈsteɪlɪən
Daedalian
dɪˈdeɪlɪən
Deucalion
djuːˈkeɪlɪən
episcopalian
ɪˌpɪskəˈpeɪlɪən
Hegelian
hɪˈɡeɪlɪən
Lupercalian
ˌluːpəˈkeɪlɪən
mammalian
mæˈmeɪlɪən
marsupialian
mɑːˌsjuːpɪˈeɪlɪən
ordalian
ɔːˈdeɪlɪən
phantasmalian
ˌfæntəzˈmeɪlɪən
regalian
rɪˈɡeɪlɪən
Salian
ˈseɪlɪən
saturnalian
ˌsætəˈneɪlɪən
sesquipedalian
ˌsɛskwɪpɪˈdeɪlɪən
Thessalian
θɛˈseɪlɪən
vocalion
vəʊˈkeɪlɪən
Westphalian
wɛstˈfeɪlɪən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PYGMALION

Pydna

WORDS THAT END LIKE PYGMALION

battalion
billion
bullion
dandelion
Heraklion
lion
medallion
million
mountain lion
multimillion
Operation Sealion
pavilion
rebellion
stallion
talion
tatterdemalion
the Great Rebellion
trillion
vermilion
vermillion

Synonyms and antonyms of Pygmalion in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «Pygmalion» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PYGMALION

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皮格马利翁
1,325 millions of speakers

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Pygmalion
570 millions of speakers

English

Pygmalion
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

Pygmalion
380 millions of speakers
ar

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بجماليون
280 millions of speakers

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Пигмалион
278 millions of speakers

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Pygmalion
270 millions of speakers

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Pygmalion
260 millions of speakers

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Pygmalion
220 millions of speakers

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Pygmalion
190 millions of speakers

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Pygmalion
180 millions of speakers

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ピグマリオン
130 millions of speakers

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피그말리온
85 millions of speakers

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Pygmalion
85 millions of speakers
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Pygmalion
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பிக்மேலியன்
75 millions of speakers

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पिगॅलियम
75 millions of speakers

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Pygmalion
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Pigmalione
65 millions of speakers

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Pigmalion
50 millions of speakers

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Пігмаліон
40 millions of speakers

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Pygmalion
30 millions of speakers
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Πυγμαλίων
15 millions of speakers
af

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Pygmalion
14 millions of speakers
sv

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Pygmalion
10 millions of speakers
no

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Pygmalion
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Pygmalion

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

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Joseph Altuzarra
I was not a very popular kid in high school, and I had this idea that the way that I dressed would change how liked I was. It was that kind of Pygmalion story. I think, ultimately that's probably why I became interested in fashion, its transformative power, and how it can change your identity.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PYGMALION»

Discover the use of Pygmalion in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Pygmalion and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Pygmalion
George Bernard Shaw, (1856-1950) was an Irish playwright. He is the only person to have been awarded both the Nobel Prize for Literature (1925) and an Oscar (1938).
George Bernard Shaw, 2009
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Pygmalion:
Bernard Shaw. PYGMALION BERNARD SHAW PREFACE TO PYGMALION. A Professor of Phonetics. As will be. Front Cover.
Bernard Shaw, 2014
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Pygmalion: BookCaps Study Guide
The perfect companion to George Bernard Shaw’s "Pygmalion," this study guide contains a chapter by chapter analysis of the book, a summary of the plot, and a guide to major characters and themes.
BookCaps, BookCaps Study Guides Staff, 2011
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Pygmalion: Shaw's spin on myth and Cinderella
Presents a critical introduction to Shaw's classic drama, covering characterization, plot, symbolism, and setting.
Charles A. Berst, 1995
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Versions of Pygmalion
Discusses the ethics of writing and reading fiction, the creation and action of characters, and works by Henry James, Melville, Heinrich von Kleist, and Maurice Blanchot.
Joseph Hillis Miller, 1990
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Pygmalion: A Creative Programming Environment
PYGMALION is a two-dimensional, visual programming system implemented on an interactive computer with graphics display.
David Canfield Smith, 1975
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Pygmalion in the Classroom: Teacher Expectation and Pupil's ...
In the Oak School experiment discussed in this book teachers were led to believe that certain students, selected at random, were likely to be showing signs of a spurt in intellectual growth and development. The results were startling.
Robert Rosenthal, Lenore Jacobson, 2003
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The Pygmalion Effect: From Ovid to Hitchcock
Pygmalion's sculpture, which the gods endowed with life, marks, according to this book, perhaps the first instance in Western art of an image that exists on its own terms, rather than simply imitating something else.
Victor I. Stoichita, 2008
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Changing Gender Roles and the Pygmalion Motif - Shaw's ...
Its mythological background is fascinating as the topic is still up to date. This is why it has influenced many artists to use the story for their works.
Catharina Kern, 2009
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Pygmalion in Bavaria: The Sculptor Ignaz Günther and ...
"Examines the work of eighteenth-century sculptor Ignaz Gèunther within the context of Bavarian Rococo art and Counter-Reformation religious visual culture"--Provided by publisher.
Christiane Hertel, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PYGMALION»

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MangaGamer Adds propeller's Tokyo Babel, The Shadows of …
Mangagamer's release of Tokyo Babel and The Shadows of Pygmalion mark the company's first releases with its new partnership with propeller. The company ... «Anime News Network, Jul 15»
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Pygmalion: Shaw's classism study deftly dropped into modern times
Pygmalion, in its equal parts intelligent and spectacular modern-dress production at the Shaw Festival by director Peter Hinton, is a real conversation starter. «The Globe and Mail, Jun 15»
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'This is an age of startups:' Pygmalion takes a modern turn at the …
As the audience files into Pygmalion at the Shaw Festival, Henry Higgins, played by Patrick McManus, stands behind the window playing with his iPad as ... «Toronto Star, Jun 15»
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The Pygmalion Festival announces initial 2015 lineup
The time has come again — The Pygmalion Festival unveils the 2015 initial lineup, complete with speakers, artists, guests, authors, vendors and more. «Smile Politely - Champaign-Urbana's Online Magazine, May 15»
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Utah theater review: Pygmalion's 'Mockingbird' injects color into …
Caitlin is describing her drawings, but she might be talking about her life in the Pygmalion Productions play. She is autistic, and the world comes at her with ... «Salt Lake Tribune, Apr 15»
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Theater Review: 'Pygmalion' goes in search of subtext
Pygmalion” was George Barnard Shaw's unromantic basis for the romantic 1956 Lerner and Loewe musical, “My Fair Lady.” It starred Julie Andrews as ... «Glendale News Press, Mar 15»
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'Pygmalion' falls short in uneven Pasadena Playhouse revival
"Pygmalion" may be Shaw's best-known work, thanks largely to the Lerner & Loewe musical blockbuster it gave rise to, "My Fair Lady." The play, fortunately ... «Los Angeles Times, Mar 15»
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Pasadena Playhouse's 'Pygmalion' is more a rethinking than a revival
This was exactly what Shaw didn't want "Pygmalion" to imply. All his life, he resisted pressure from the softhearted public to bring his characters together. «Los Angeles Times, Mar 15»
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Utah theater review: Pygmalion's 'Hellman v. McCarthy' is sassy and …
(Courtesy photo) Reb Fleming as Lillian Hellman and Barb Gandy as Mary McCarthy in Pygmalion Production's regional premiere of "Hellman v. McCarthy." ... «Salt Lake Tribune, Mar 15»
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Theater review: 'Spark' eloquently counterpoints family concerns …
Review » Pygmalion's atmospheric production creates a rich sense of time ... its regional premiere in a spare, emotionally powerful production by Pygmalion. «Salt Lake Tribune, Oct 14»

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