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Meaning of "vraisemblance" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD VRAISEMBLANCE

French, from vrai true + semblance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF VRAISEMBLANCE

vraisemblance  [ˌvreɪsɒmˈblɒns] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF VRAISEMBLANCE

noun
adjective
verb
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pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Vraisemblance 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 VRAISEMBLANCE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Vraisemblance

Vraisemblance is a principle developed in the theatrical literature of Classicism in France. It demands that the actions and events in a play should be believable. The principle was sometimes used to criticize soliloquy, and in late classical plays characters are almost invariably supplied with confidents to whom they reveal their emotions. In literature, vraisemblance refers to ways,'in which a text may be brought into contact with and defined in relation to another text which helps make it intelligible'. Jonathan Culler suggests five different levels of vraisemblance in literature: 1. A socially given text taken as the 'real world' 2. A general cultural text in which a shared knowledge is recognizable 3. Texts of genre conventions 4. Self-referential texts that cite and expose genre conventions 5. Intertextual texts where 'one work takes another as its basis or point of departure and must be assimilated in relation to it' The term is referenced in the Barenaked Ladies song Crazy ABC's as a word beginning with 'v', as it begins with 'v'.

Definition of vraisemblance in the English dictionary

The definition of vraisemblance in the dictionary is verisimilitude; appearance of truth.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH VRAISEMBLANCE


asconce
əˈskɒns
attonce
əˈtɒns
bonce
bɒns
counterresponse
ˈkaʊntərɪˌspɒns
ensconce
ɪnˈskɒns
insconce
ɪnˈskɒns
Johns
dʒɒns
nonce
nɒns
nonresponse
ˌnɒnrɪˈspɒns
patonce
pəˈtɒns
pig-sconce
ˈpɪɡˌskɒns
ponce
pɒns
response
rɪˈspɒns
sconce
skɒns
sonce
sɒns

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE VRAISEMBLANCE

vozhd
Voznesensky
VP
VPL
VPN
VR
vraic
vraicker
vraicking
VRI
Vries
vril
vroom
vrot
vrou
vrouw
vrystater
vs
vsb

WORDS THAT END LIKE VRAISEMBLANCE

account balance
advance
ambulance
at a glance
balance
elance
freelance
glance
imbalance
in the balance
lance
on balance
resemblance
strike a balance
surveillance
the Balance
trial balance
valance
video surveillance
vigilance
work/life balance

Synonyms and antonyms of vraisemblance in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «vraisemblance» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF VRAISEMBLANCE

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

Translator English - Chinese

vraisemblance
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

vraisemblance
570 millions of speakers

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vraisemblance
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

vraisemblance
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

vraisemblance
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

vraisemblance
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

vraisemblance
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

vraisemblance
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

vraisemblance
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Vraisemblance
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

vraisemblance
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

vraisemblance
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

vraisemblance
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Vraisemblance
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

vraisemblance
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

vraisemblance
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

प्रतिभा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

vraisemblance
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

vraisemblance
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

vraisemblance
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

vraisemblance
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

vraisemblance
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

vraisemblance
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

vraisemblance
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

vraisemblance
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

vraisemblance
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of vraisemblance

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «VRAISEMBLANCE»

The term «vraisemblance» is normally little used and occupies the 109.827 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «VRAISEMBLANCE» OVER TIME

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «VRAISEMBLANCE»

Discover the use of vraisemblance in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to vraisemblance and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Structuralist Poetics: Structuralism, Linguistics and the ...
Recognition of this first level of vraisemblance need not depend on the claim that reality is a convention produced by language. Indeed, the danger of that position is that it may be interpreted in too sweeping a fashion. Thus, Julia Kristeva ...
Jonathan D. Culler, 2002
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The Sixth Canon: Belletristic Rhetorical Theory and Its ...
b A third concept highly related to these was la vraisemblance, or verisimilitude. Like the other two concepts, vraisemblance grew out of a general notion of what was natural and appropriate in a given circumstance. Boileau made this point ...
Barbara Warnick, 1993
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La princesse de Clèves: The Tension of Elegance
In addition to their common interest in dramatic scenes, both history and fiction were subject to classical demands for vraisemblance. In all ages, esthetic enjoyment requires a certain degree of vraisemblance, but classical vrar' semblance was ...
Barbara R. Woshinsky, 1973
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The Order of Mimesis: Balzac, Stendhal, Nerval and Flaubert
Balzac, Stendhal, Nerval and Flaubert Christopher Prendergast. vraisemblance, and, more specifically, to the important reading of Aristotle that has taken place in the work of the semiologists.44 First, however, in what might seem like a leap ...
Christopher Prendergast, 1988
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Medievalist Enlightenment: From Charles Perrault to ...
In his Lecture, Chapelain followed his linguistic argument in favour of medieval romance with a second argument, based on the classicist notion of verisimilitude (vraisemblance). Like the sixteenth-century historiographers in whose traces he ...
Alicia C. Montoya, 2013
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Tragedy Walks the Streets: The French Revolution in the ...
The move toward theatrical vraisemblance, once begun, proceeded by a logic that seemed, like the disillusionment of social theatricality, to be an irreversible plague of representational delegitimation. For rather than merely replacing the ...
Matthew S. Buckley, 2006
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Inventing the Spectator: Subjectivity and the Theatrical ...
Yet although Hobson rightly notes that early modern uses of'vraisemblance' and ' illusion' both technically apply to the work of art itself rather than to the vraisemblance nonetheless entails some subjective state ofthe consumer,53 degree of ...
Joseph Harris, 2014
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Dangerous Truths and Criminal Passions: The Evolution of the ...
The decidedly political aspect of vraisemblance surges forth, then, as the Academie Franchise and its followers attempted to cause its political vision of the world to appear natural and un- contrived. Only works that conformed to Richelieu's ...
Thomas DiPiero
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Isak Dinesen and Narrativity: Reassessments for the 1990s
Jonathan Culler explains this radical fonn of parody where the text at hand takes another text as its point of departure and thereby opposes two modes of vraisemblance (that which naturalizes the text at hand and that which tuidercuts it ).
Gurli Aagaard Woods, 1994
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Touched by the Graces: The Libretti of Philippe Quinault in ...
a tragedy or a tragedie lyrique must above all be emotionally plausible, vraisemblable. Even when writing about the spoken theater, theorists did not insist on the vraisemblance of a plot just out of a concern that the events of the plot seem real; ...
Buford Norman, 2001

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «VRAISEMBLANCE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term vraisemblance is used in the context of the following news items.
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Suède: un sous-marin russe de 1916 retrouvé
«Selon toute vraisemblance il s'agit du sous-marin russe, Som, qui a coulé après une collision avec un navire suédois en 1916, pendant la Première guerre ... «Le Figaro, Jul 15»
2
Étudiant français disparu à Montréal: son corps retrouvé dans le …
Selon toute vraisemblance, l'homme aurait mis fin à ses jours il y a déjà plusieurs semaines. Son corps aurait ensuite dérivé sur une très longue distance, pour ... «Le Journal de Montréal, Jul 15»
3
«C'était un homme contrôlant» - une voisine
Selon toute vraisemblance, l'homme a tué son bébé, le jeune Adam, avant de retourner l'arme contre lui. (Crédit photo: capture d'écran TVA Nouvelles). «TVA Nouvelles, Jul 15»
4
Un traumatisme ne justifie pas l'octroi de l'asile
Et donc l'octroi de l'asile. Le Tribunal administratif fédéral (TAF) y voit uniquement un indice dans l'appréciation de la vraisemblance de motifs de persécution. «24heures.ch, Jun 15»
5
HTC One M9+ : une nouvelle image nous dévoile trois versions …
Selon toute vraisemblance, cette déclinaison « + » du HTC One M9 sera dévoilée officiellement le 8 avril à Pékin, nous avons déjà pas mal d'informations à ... «Phonandroid, Apr 15»
6
Le patron de Porsche au conseil d'administration de VW
Selon toute vraisemblance, Mathias Mueller, PDG de Porsche, devrait occuper de nouvelles fonctions d'ici peu. Rien d'officiel, mais la presse allemande en est ... «L'argus auto, Feb 15»
7
Rappel : "attentat" ne s'emploie que si les auteurs sont musulmans
Les suspects sont selon toute vraisemblance musulmans. « Une machette, un couteau de chasse, une vidéo et un drapeau de l'organisation Etat islamique (EI), ... «Al-Kanz, Feb 15»
8
Le Club Med prêt à passer sous contrôle chinois
Le Club Méditerranée devrait selon toute vraisemblance se réveiller sous contrôle chinois mardi. Près de deux ans après son lancement, l'OPA de Fosun sur le ... «RTBF, Feb 15»
9
[MAJ] Galaxy J1 : les images et caractéristiques du smartphone d …
Selon toute vraisemblance, le remaniement des gammes de smartphones fait par Samsung se traduirait en partie par la création de 3 gammes distinctes. «Phonandroid, Dec 14»
10
Bluffant et chimérique : “Interstellar” vu par un astrophysicien
... de redescendre sur terre pendant deux heures cinquante : le temps d'aller voir Interstellar au cinéma, et d'évaluer son degré de vraisemblance scientifique. «Télérama.fr, Nov 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Vraisemblance [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/vraisemblance>. Aug 2022 ».
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