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[yuh-nes-koh, ee-uh-]
  1. Eu·gène [French œ-zhen; English yoo-jeen, yoo-jeen] /French œˈʒɛn; English yuˈdʒin, ˈyu dʒin/, 1912–94, French playwright, born in Romania.
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Historical Examples of ionesco

  • There is more silence in the plays of Beckett and Ionesco than there are words.

    The Civilization of Illiteracy

    Mihai Nadin

British Dictionary definitions for ionesco


  1. Eugène (øʒɛn). 1912–94, French dramatist, born in Romania; a leading exponent of the theatre of the absurd. His plays include The Bald Prima Donna (1950) and Rhinoceros (1960)
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