[ pan-tag-roo-el, -uhl, pan-tuh-groo-uhl; French pahn-ta-gry-el ]
/ pænˈtæg ruˌɛl, -əl, ˌpæn təˈgru əl; French pɑ̃ ta grüˈɛl /
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(in Rabelais' Pantagruel) the huge son of Gargantua, represented as dealing with serious matters in a spirit of broad and somewhat cynical good humor.
(italics) a satirical novel (1532) by Rabelais.
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OTHER WORDS FROM PantagruelPan·ta·gru·el·i·an [pan-tuh-groo-el-ee-uhn], /ˌpæn tə gruˈɛl i ən/, adjectivePan·ta·gru·el·i·cal·ly, adverbPan·ta·gru·el·ism [pan-tuh-groo-uh-liz-uhm, pan-tag-roo-uh-liz-uhm], /ˌpæn təˈgru əˌlɪz əm, pænˈtæg ru əˌlɪz əm/, nounPan·ta·gru·el·ist, noun
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pansophism, pansophy, panspermia, pansy, pant, Pantagruel, pantalets, pantaloon, pantaloons, pantechnicon, Pantelleria
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How to use Pantagruel in a sentence
He lived for several centuries, and at last begot a son, Pantagruel, as wonderful as himself.The Physical Life of Woman:|Dr. George H Napheys
“Friar John” is a mighty man of valor, who figures equivocally in the story of Gargantua and Pantagruel.French Classics|William Cleaver Wilkinson
They often meet at Peter's, and instead of occupying themselves with the great cause of the deliverance, imitate Pantagruel.History of the Commune of 1871|P. Lissagary
Then Pantagruel and his company stole aboard a barque that Panurge had ready in the harbour.Letters to Dead Authors|Andrew Lang
Evidently he'd read something, or seen an old film, about the moons of Pantagruel.The Cosmic Computer|Henry Beam Piper
British Dictionary definitions for Pantagruel
/ (pænˈtæɡruːɛl) /
a gigantic prince, noted for his ironical buffoonery, in Rabelais' satire Gargantua and Pantagruel (1534)
Derived forms of PantagruelPantagruelian or Pantagruelic, adjectivePantagruelism, nounPantagruelist, noun
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