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.
Also called La Maison de Molière, Théâtre-Français.
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British Dictionary definitions for comedie francaise

Comédie Française

/ French (kɔmedi frɑ̃sɛz) /

noun

the French national theatre, founded in Paris in 1680

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