Cyrano de Bergerac

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Cy·ra·no de Ber·ge·rac

 (sîr′ə-nō də bûr′zhə-răk′, bĕr′-), Savinien de 1619-1655.
French satirist and duelist whose works include the spirited drama The Pedant Imitated (1654). He is the subject of Edmond Rostand's play Cyrano de Bergerac (1897), which depicts him as a chivalric swordsman with a comically long nose.

Cyrano de Bergerac

(French sirano də bɛrʒərak)
(Biography) Savinien (savinjɛ̃). 1619–55, French writer and soldier, famous as a duellist and for his large nose. He became widely known through the verse drama Cyrano de Bergerac (1897) by Edmond Rostand


(ˈbɜr ʒəˌræk)

n. Savinien Cyrano de,
1619–55, French soldier, swordsman, and writer: hero of play by Rostand.
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Noun1.Cyrano de Bergerac - a French soldier and dramatist remembered chiefly for fighting many duels (often over the size of his nose); was immortalized in 1897 in a play by Edmond Rostand (1619-1655)
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As the novel begins, the mysterious and magical appearance of Savinien de Cyrano de Bergerac in a contemporary Glasgow boarding house upsets the chameleonlike equanimity of Jennifer, the narrator and ultimately Savinien's lover, who works as a professional radio voice and prides herself on her calm invisibility.