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[doo-zey; Italian doo-ze]
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  1. E·le·o·no·ra [el-ee-uh-nawr-uh; Italian e-le-aw-naw-rah] /ˌɛl i əˈnɔr ə; Italian ˌɛ lɛ ɔˈnɔ rɑ/, 1859–1924, Italian actress.
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Examples from the Web for duse

Historical Examples

  • Take a name like Barrymore—or Bernhardt—or Duse—you can't forget them.


    Edna Ferber

  • And as to the Theatre—well, if it isn't a success, the Duse is in it!

  • For in this play of Magda the Duse rivets interests, delights not by what she does, but by what she is.

    Hortus Vitae

    Violet Paget, AKA Vernon Lee

  • I feel this sometimes in the case of Mme. Duse; and principally in her "Magda."

    Hortus Vitae

    Violet Paget, AKA Vernon Lee

  • A trait of Duse is the stifling of her tears when her sister visits her.


    James Huneker

British Dictionary definitions for duse


  1. Eleonora (ˌɛlɪəˈnɔːrə). 1858–1924, Italian actress, noted as a tragedienne
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