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Sa·voy 1

A ruling house founded in the 11th century that later governed Sardinia (1720-1861) and Italy (1861-1946).

Sa·voy 2

A historical region and former duchy of southeast France, western Switzerland, and northwest Italy. The region changed hands many times before becoming a duchy in the early 1400s. In 1720 the duke of Savoy gained the title king of Sardinia, and in 1861 the Savoyard Victor Emmanuel II ascended the throne of the newly formed kingdom of Italy. Much of the original territory was ceded to France at the same time.

Sa·voy′ard (sə-voi′ärd′, säv′oi-yärd′) adj. & n.
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(səˈvɔɪɑːd; French savwajar)
1. (Peoples) a native of Savoy
2. (Languages) the dialect of French spoken in Savoy
3. (Placename) of or relating to Savoy, its inhabitants, or their dialect
4. (Peoples) of or relating to Savoy, its inhabitants, or their dialect
5. (Languages) of or relating to Savoy, its inhabitants, or their dialect


1. (Theatre) a person keenly interested in the operettas of Gilbert and Sullivan
2. (Theatre) a person who takes part in these operettas
[C20: from the Savoy Theatre, built in London in 1881 by Richard D'Oyly Carte for the presentation of operettas by Gilbert and Sullivan]
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(səˈvɔɪ ərd, ˌsæv ɔɪˈɑrd)

1. a native or inhabitant of Savoy.
2. a performer, producer, or enthusiast of the operas of Gilbert and Sullivan.
3. of or pertaining to Savoy or its inhabitants.
[1690–1700; < French; see Savoy, -ard; (definition 2) in reference to the Savoy Theatre in London]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Savoyard - a person who performs in the operettas of Gilbert and Sullivan
performer, performing artist - an entertainer who performs a dramatic or musical work for an audience
2.Savoyard - a resident of Savoy
French person, Frenchman, Frenchwoman - a person of French nationality
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