Comédie Française

[ kaw-mey-dee frahn-sez ]
/ kɔ meɪ di frɑ̃ˈsɛz /

noun

the French national theater, founded in Paris in 1680, famous for its repertoire of classical French drama.

QUIZZES

BECOME A PRO CHEF WITH THIS EXQUISITE CUISINE QUIZ!

Even if you can't be a professional chef, you can at least talk like one with this vocabulary quiz.
Question 1 of 9
You may have read the word "simmer" in a recipe or two, but what does it really mean?
Also called La Maison de Molière, Théâtre-Français.

Words nearby Comédie Française

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for Comédie Française

  • At that time Oreste was being played at the Comedie-Francaise; its success did not answer the author's expectations.

  • If he went to the Comedie-Francaise, he was dragged thither by his master.

    Sarrasine|Honore de Balzac
  • Mademoiselle Rachel receives, they say, sixty thousand francs annually from the Comedie-Francaise.

    What is Property?|P. J. Proudhon

British Dictionary definitions for Comédie Française

Comédie Française
/ French (kɔmedi frɑ̃sɛz) /

noun

the French national theatre, founded in Paris in 1680
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012