Grand Guignol(redirected from Grand Guignols)
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Grand Gui·gnol(gräN gē-nyôl′)
Drama that emphasizes the horrifying or the macabre.
[After Le Grand Guignol, a theater in Paris.]
Grand Guignol(ɡrɑ̃ ɡiɲɔl)
a. a brief sensational play intended to horrify
b. (modifier) of, relating to, or like plays of this kind
[C20: after Le Grand Guignol, a small theatre in Montmartre, Paris]
Grand Gui•gnol(Fr. grɑ̃ giˈnyɔl)
1. a short drama stressing horror and sensationalism.adj.
2. of, pertaining to, or resembling such a drama.
[1905–10; after Le Grand Guignol, small theater in Paris where such dramas were performed]
1. A French term for a play that is intended to horrify the audience, from the name of a theater in Paris that specialized in plays of this kind.
2. A French total horror genre.