[ burn-hahrt; French ber-nar ]

  1. Sar·ah [sair-uh, sar-uh; French sa-ra], /ˈsɛər ə, ˈsær ə; French saˈra/, Rosine Bernard, 1845–1923, French actress.

Words Nearby Bernhardt Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Bernhardt in a sentence

  • Has any actor or actress surpassed Sarah Bernhardt in worldwide fame?

    The World's Greatest Actress | Michael Korda | September 25, 2010 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • During the curtain calls, the audience who were obviously in the little joke, applauded as if I were Sarah Bernhardt.

    How I Found My Voice | Carly Simon | June 7, 2009 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • Ellen Terry, Bernhardt, Rachel, all began their training very early.

    Quin | Alice Hegan Rice
  • It wants me some words for to praise the put in scene of this new drama at the theatre of Mistress Sarah Bernhardt.

  • Those who saw Sarah Bernhardt in the part of "Lorenzaccio," will not easily forget her rendering of this scene.

    The Story of Florence | Edmund G. Gardner
  • Henry Irving and Sarah Bernhardt were certainly not beautiful, but they held the world of the theater in the palm of their hand.

  • Mademoiselle Bernhardt's vocation is acting; her avocations are painting and sculpture.

    The Verbalist | Thomas Embly Osmun, (AKA Alfred Ayres)

British Dictionary definitions for Bernhardt


/ (ˈbɜːnhɑːt, French bɛrnar) /

  1. Sarah . original name Rosine Bernard . 1844–1923, French actress, regarded as one of the greatest tragic actresses of all time

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