[kok-toh; French kawk-toh]


Jean [zhahn] /ʒɑ̃/, 1889–1963, French author and painter. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of cocteau

  • Other themes are more character-based, such as the “Bowie, Cocteau, Visconti” section, in deference to dandies and dapper men.

  • Below, British band Massive Attack performed with guest singers Liz Fraser (of Cocteau Twins) and reggae legend Horace Andy.

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    Nothing New Under the Sun

    Justin Jones

    October 3, 2013

  • "An actress of guts and daring," wrote Vincent Canby, then The New York Times theater critic, of that 1995 Cocteau turn of hers.

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    Kathleen Turner's New Broadway High

    Kevin Sessums

    April 17, 2011

  • While Belle and the beast get friendly in the cartoon version, Cocteau's film is an exercise in stalking.

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    12 Sexed-Up Fairy Tales

    Alex Berg

    March 8, 2011

  • "There was something like a curse on this very noble boy," opined Cocteau.

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    "Mad, Bad Modigliani"

    Brad Gooch

    March 5, 2011

Historical Examples of cocteau

  • Leaving Cocteau to his task, I undertook another concert tour at the beginning of November.

    An Autobiography

    Igor Stravinsky

British Dictionary definitions for cocteau



Jean (ʒɑ̃). 1889–1963, French dramatist, novelist, poet, critic, designer, and film director. His works include the novel Les Enfants terribles (1929) and the play La Machine infernale (1934)
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