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noun Theater.
  1. a large floodlight having a single bulb.
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Also ol·i·vet [ol-uh-vet, ol-uh-vet] /ˌɒl əˈvɛt, ˈɒl əˌvɛt/.

Origin of olivette

From French; see origin at olive, -ette
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Historical Examples of olivette

  • On his return to London he created the character of the Duke in "Olivette."

    The Strand Magazine, Volume V, Issue 25, January 1893


  • We were honored next day by a call from an officer of the Olivette, with his assistant.

  • Like the valet in Olivette, it was the time for disappearing.

  • A chorus from Olivette, sung in her clear contralto, grew fainter and fainter until it ended in the slam of a distant door.

    Beyond the City

    Arthur Conan Doyle

  • I knew the "Olivette" was about to pull out, and if he expected to go on her it was high time he was moving.

    Danger Signals

    John A. Hill and Jasper Ewing Brady