Molière [ mohl- yair; French maw- lye ] r SHOW IPA / moʊlˈyɛər; French mɔˈlyɛr / PHONETIC RESPELLING noun , 1622–73, Jean Baptiste Poquelin French actor and playwright.
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How to use Molière in a sentence
Moliere makes the father of a dumb girl ask why his daughter is dumb.
La Fontaine, the fabulist, was buried by the side of Moliere, who died long before him.
He became acquainted with Moliere, Boileau, and Racine, and was warmly attached to them until death invaded the circle.
A statue of Moliere is placed in the niche in a sitting posture, and in a meditative mood.
British Dictionary definitions for Molière noun real name Jean-Baptiste Poquelin. 1622–73, French dramatist, regarded as the greatest French writer of comedy. His works include Tartuffe (1664), Le Misanthrope (1666), L'Avare (1668), Le Bourgeois gentilhomme (1670), and Le Malade imaginaire (1673)
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Cultural definitions for Molière Nom de plume of Jean Baptiste Poquelin, a seventeenth-century French playwright. He is best known for his comedies of satire, such as The Misanthrope and Tartuffe.
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