Gogol

[ goh-guh l; -gawl; Russian gaw-guh l ]
/ ˈgoʊ gəl; -gɔl; Russian ˈgɔ gəl /
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noun

Ni·ko·lai Va·si·lie·vich [nik-uh-lahy vuh-seel-yuh-vich; Russian nyi-kuh-lahy vuh-syee-lyi-vyich] /ˈnɪk əˌlaɪ vəˈsil yə vɪtʃ; Russian nyɪ kʌˈlaɪ vʌˈsyi lyɪ vyɪtʃ/, 1809–52, Russian novelist, short-story writer, and playwright.
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Gogol

/ (ˈɡəʊɡɒl, Russian ˈɡɔɡəlj) /

noun

Nikolai Vasilievich (nikaˈlaj vaˈsiljɪvitʃ). 1809–52, Russian novelist, dramatist, and short-story writer. His best-known works are The Government Inspector (1836), a comedy satirizing bureaucracy, and the novel Dead Souls (1842)
Derived FormsGogolian, adjective
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