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  1. Thé·o·dore Faul·lain de [tey-aw-dawr foh-lan duh] /teɪ ɔˈdɔr foʊˈlɛ̃ də/, 1823–91, French poet and dramatist.
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  • He seemed a new de Banville—dainty, dallying, and deft—a writer of witty and pretty verses—nothing more.

  • 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.

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British Dictionary definitions for banville


  1. Théodore de (teɔdɔr də). 1823–91, French poet, who anticipated the Parnassian school in his perfection of form and command of rhythm
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