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 (pē′ə-rō′, pyĕ-rō′)
A character in French pantomime, dressed in a floppy white outfit.

[French, diminutive of the name Pierre, Peter, from Old French, from Latin Petrus.]


(ˈpɪərəʊ; French pjɛro)
1. (Theatre) a male character from French pantomime with a whitened face, white costume, and pointed hat
2. (usually not capital) a clown or masquerader so made up


(ˌpi əˈroʊ; Fr. pyɛˈroʊ)

n., pl. -rots (-ˈroʊz; Fr. -ˈroʊ)
a male character in certain French pantomimes having a whitened face and wearing a loose white costume.
[1735–45; < French, diminutive of Pierre Peter]
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Noun1.Pierrot - a male character in French pantomimePierrot - a male character in French pantomime; usually dressed in white with a whitened face


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Miss Scatcherd is hasty--you must take care not to offend her; Madame Pierrot is not a bad sort of person.
With his face in a mask trimmed with long, thick lace, looking like a pierrot in his white wrap, the viscount thought himself very ridiculous.
He gambolled in wildly and behind him twenty others perhaps, mostly Pierrots and Pierrettes holding each other by the hand and winding in and out between the chairs and tables: eyes shining in the holes of cardboard faces, breasts panting; but all preserving a mysterious silence.
If she had ever flirted on the open beach with the baritone of the troupe of pierrots, like Jane Oddy, she could have excused Arthur's attitude.
She who had been a broad-backed dray-horse, upon whose hind-quarters pierrots might waltz, became a colt in a field.
NOT many amateur dramatic societies can claim a world premiere, but the latest theatrical offering from The Pierrot Players promises just that.
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The Pierrot Ensembles: Chronicle and Catalogue, 1912-2012.
The subject of concert party immediately evokes the spectacle of the Pierrot troupe entertaining young and old from a seaside pitch, or of the costume concert party performing at a Spa or Pier Pavilion, powerful images integral to the social and cultural history of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
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Framed by the device of a Pierrot show to introduce the action, it kicks off with some clumsy audience interaction and the first half drags.
But she obviously sees her Pierrot the clownesque face as incredibly deep and arty.