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[puh-roh, pe-; French pe-roh]
  1. Charles [chahrlz; French sharl] /tʃɑrlz; French ʃarl/, 1628–1703, French poet, critic, and author of fairy tales.
  2. his brotherClaude [klawd; French klohd] /klɔd; French kloʊd/, 1613–88, French architect, scientist, and physician.
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Examples from the Web for perrault

Historical Examples

  • I am sure that they would have given pleasure to Perrault himself.

    The Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault

    Charles Perrault

  • No copy of the first edition of his Perrault is known to exist.

  • So Perrault, then just fifty-five, slid quietly from his service in the year 1683.

  • They were declared to be by P. Darmancour, Perrault's young son.

  • Perrault's base had been concealed by rubbish and apparently forgotten.

British Dictionary definitions for perrault


  1. Charles (ʃarl). 1628–1703, French author, noted for his Contes de ma mère l'oye (1697), which contains the fairy tales Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, and The Sleeping Beauty
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