[ (fig-uh-roh) ]

A scheming Spanish barber who appears as a character in eighteenth-century French plays. The operas The Marriage of Figaro, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and The Barber of Seville, by Gioacchino Rossini, are about Figaro.

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How to use Figaro in a sentence

  • Alphonse determined to live by his pen, and presently obtained introductions to the "Figaro."

    The Nabob | Alphonse Daudet
  • He then said that a famous editor, of the Figaro, I think, had once said that every man had one newspaper article in him.

    Overlooked | Maurice Baring
  • Susanna in the Nozze di Figaro is a familiar example of Colombina in her latest dramatic development.

  • The word, chauffeur, the Paris Figaro tells us, was known long before the advent of automobiles or locomotives.

    The Automobilist Abroad | M. F. (Milburg Francisco) Mansfield
  • She had called for the "Figaro," to see the passenger list of the steamer.

    Sons and Fathers | Harry Stillwell Edwards