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olivette

[ ol-uh-vet ]

noun

, Theater.
  1. a large floodlight having a single bulb.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of olivette1

From French; olive, -ette

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Example Sentences

This, that he thought at the time to be an exclusively English invention, was the old Provenal dance of the olivette.

Valentine seizes his opportunity, passes himself off as the Captain, and marries Olivette at the request of the Countess herself.

She is at the house of the Seneschal, and is surprised there by Valentine, who has climbed her balcony expecting to find Olivette.

Both uncle and nephew then renounce Olivette until the Countess returns and an explanation is made.

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

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