Duse

[doo-zey; Italian doo-ze]
noun
  1. E·le·o·no·ra [el-ee-uh-nawr-uh; Italian e-le-aw-naw-rah] /ˌɛl i əˈnɔr ə; Italian ˌɛ lɛ ɔˈnɔ rɑ/, 1859–1924, Italian actress.
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Historical Examples of duse

  • Take a name like Barrymore—or Bernhardt—or Duse—you can't forget them.

    Gigolo

    Edna Ferber

  • And as to the Theatre—well, if it isn't a success, the Duse is in it!

  • I feel this sometimes in the case of Mme. Duse; and principally in her "Magda."

    Hortus Vitae

    Violet Paget, AKA Vernon Lee

  • For in this play of Magda the Duse rivets interests, delights not by what she does, but by what she is.

    Hortus Vitae

    Violet Paget, AKA Vernon Lee

  • A trait of Duse is the stifling of her tears when her sister visits her.

    Iconoclasts

    James Huneker


British Dictionary definitions for duse

Duse

noun
  1. Eleonora (ˌɛlɪəˈnɔːrə). 1858–1924, Italian actress, noted as a tragedienne
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