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[pee-uh-ret; French pye-ret] /ˌpi əˈrɛt; French pyɛˈrɛt/
noun, plural Pierrettes
[pee-uh-rets; French pye-ret] /ˌpi əˈrɛts; French pyɛˈrɛt/ (Show IPA).
(sometimes lowercase)
the female counterpart of a Pierrot, usually accompanying him, as in an entertainment or masquerade.
Origin of Pierrette
First recorded in 1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Pierrette wept also, but she was not angry with me, for she knew well it was in order to marry her that I wished to go away.

  • Fanny had fitted her out with clever fingers as a black Pierrette.

    To Love Margaret Peterson
  • Madame Lorrain the younger, Pierrette's mother, died in 1819.

    Pierrette Honore de Balzac
  • Come out and play with me, Pierrette; I will not kiss even your hands if you object.

    To Love Margaret Peterson
  • I went to the theatre and borrowed the tenor's Pagliacci costume, whitened my face and dressed Marjorie as a Pierrette.

  • Pierrette and I were at that time about thirteen years of age.

  • Pierrette had her grandmother to nurse her; and Monsieur Martener and the head-surgeon of the hospital attended her.

    Pierrette Honore de Balzac
  • And beside me, interested and trustful, sat the pretty Pierrette—the victim.

    The Count's Chauffeur William Le Queux
  • Madame Lorrain had received the money only the day before the post brought her Brigaut's letter, enclosing that of Pierrette.

    Pierrette Honore de Balzac

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