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Pierrot

Pierrot a stock male character in French pantomime, usually played as a sentimental lovesick youth with a sad white-painted face, a loose white costume with a neck ruff, and a pointed hat. The character derives from Pedrolino of the Italian Commedia dell'Arte; originally a robust but simple-minded servant, the victim of pranks practised by his fellow comedians, he was gradually transformed by his interpretation in the French theatre.

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Pierrot

Pierrot (pē´ərō´) [Fr.,=little Peter], character in French pantomime. A buffoon, he wore a loose white tunic with big buttons, balloon sleeves, and white pantaloons. His face was painted white. A creation of Giuseppe Giaratone or Geratoni (fl. 1639–97), Pierrot was introduced to early 19th-century France by Deburau.

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pierrot

pierrot French pantomime character; clown with whitened face in fancy costume. XVIII. — F., appellative use of pet-form of Pierre Peter.

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