a male character in certain French pantomime, having a whitened face and wearing a loose, white, fancy costume.
(lowercase) an actor, masquerader, or buffoon so made up.
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How to use Pierrot in a sentence
But she hits the mark more than she misses, e.g., a debauched rock star is described as looking like “a Pierrot gone bad.”
It was a corso blanc, and everyone wore white—chiefly modifications of Pierrot costume—and everyone was masked.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol | William J. Locke
Punch and Punchinello, or Pierre and Pierrot are the father and the son of the ancient holy-days or holidays.Archaic England | Harold Bayley
Marie Beaugrand she spoke of, but Marie's fiancé, the last finder of the amethyst, she simply called Pierrot.Earth's Enigmas | Charles G. D. Roberts
As it happened, however, there was no mention of Pierrot Desbarat's surname in Jessie's account.Earth's Enigmas | Charles G. D. Roberts
The fact that Pierrot did not appear again was noticed by no single person.Day and Night Stories | Algernon Blackwood
British Dictionary definitions for Pierrot
a male character from French pantomime with a whitened face, white costume, and pointed hat
(usually not capital) a clown or masquerader so made up
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