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[bahn-veel] /bɑ̃ˈvil/
Théodore Faullain de
[tey-aw-dawr foh-lan duh] /teɪ ɔˈdɔr foʊˈlɛ̃ də/ (Show IPA),
1823–91, French poet and dramatist. Unabridged
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  • He seemed a new de Banville—dainty, dallying, and deft—a writer of witty and pretty verses—nothing more.

    The Theory of the Theatre Clayton Hamilton
  • If it was Hugo who invented French rhyme it was Banville who broke up the couplet.

  • In these days Banville, like Gérard de Nerval in earlier times, ronsardised.

    Essays in Little Andrew Lang
British Dictionary definitions for Banville


/French bɑ̃vil/
Théodore de (teɔdɔr də). 1823–91, French poet, who anticipated the Parnassian school in his perfection of form and command of rhythm
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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