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[boo-see-kawlt, -koh] /ˈbu siˌkɔlt, -ˌkoʊ/
[dahy-on,, -uh n] /ˈdaɪ ɒn,, -ən/ (Show IPA),
1822–90, Irish playwright and actor, in the U.S. after 1853. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Boucicault, whom I knew well of yore in America, introduced it into something.

    Memoirs Charles Godfrey Leland
  • But I do not regret that Mr. Boucicault has not placed this person upon the stage.

    Out of the Hurly-Burly

    Charles Heber Clark
  • The piece selected was Boucicault's farce, "Wanted—a Widow."

    True and Other Stories George Parsons Lathrop
  • There is thus no flagging of interest in either Bulwer or Boucicault.

    The Galaxy Various
  • Boucicault's work was materially altered by Joseph Jefferson into the play now closely associated with Jefferson's fame.

  • I clearly see the ground of Mr. Boucicault's two objections; but I do not see their force.

  • The taste, the rage for Burlesque, dates from almost the same moment as the introduction of the Boucicault drama.

    The English Stage Augustin Filon
  • A familiar instance of this employment of the front scene is found in the "Shaughraun," by Boucicault, before the Irish wake.

    The Galaxy Various
  • Boucicault, who made a great success by dramatizing 'the pathos of Paddy', is not a great writer.

  • Boucicault says my new play is ever so much better than "Ah Sin;" says the Amateur detective is a bully character, too.

British Dictionary definitions for Boucicault


Dion (ˈdaɪɒn). real name Dionysius Lardner Boursiquot 1822–90, Irish dramatist and actor. His plays include London Assurance (1841), The Octoroon (1859), and The Shaughran (1874)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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