from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A character in French pantomime, dressed in a floppy white outfit.
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- proper n. A character from French pantomime; a buffoon in a loose white outfit.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A form of woman's basque cut low in the neck, but having sleeves, worn toward the close of the eighteenth century.
- n. A buffoon whose costume was white, or white with stripes, large and loose, and with very long sleeves: a popular character in masked balls.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a male character in French pantomime; usually dressed in white with a whitened face
PIERROT: Pierrot sees clearly into existing evils and is rendered gaily cynical by them; he is both too indolent and too indifferent to do anything about it.
THE PIERROT OF THE MINUTE: A quite charming tale of Pierrot and the Moon-Maiden.
Eurovision song contest entry of 1959, which Karina's Marianne frequently sings to Belmondo's Ferdinand (whom she calls Pierrot, which invariably moves Ferdinand to respond, "that's not my name.").
Jean-Luc was going to shoot a new film, called Pierrot le fou, with Jean-Paul Belmondo, and wanted me to appear in a scene.
On account of his spotless whiteness he was called Pierrot; but when he grew up this name was very properly magnified into Don-Pierrot-de-Navarre, which was far more majestic, and suggested 'grandee-ism.'
---- No! The million that belongs to him who is not your brother -- to Clementine's son, my dear and only child, the only scion of my race, Pierre Langevin, called Pierrot, a miller at
I have said before that the dress of a Pierrot is the costume which disguises the figure and the gait most completely.
Laura Sedgwick Collins, who has already won a high rank, wrote the music to "Pierrot," besides many excellent songs and violin works.
"Pierrot," he cried, turning to one of the boatmen, "il y a des belles demoiselles la, n'est-ce pas?"
"Pierrot," he cried, turning to one of the boatmen, "il y a des belles demoiselles là, n'est-ce pas?"