[ suh-voi-erd, sav-oi-ahrd; French sa-vwa-yar ]
/ səˈvɔɪ ərd, ˌsæv ɔɪˈɑrd; French sa vwaˈyar /
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noun, plural Sa·voy·ards [suh-voi-erdz, sav-oi-ahrdz; French sa-vwa-yar]. /səˈvɔɪ ərdz, ˌsæv ɔɪˈɑrdz; French sa vwaˈyar/.
of or relating to Savoy, its people, or their dialect.
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How to use Savoyard in a sentence
The government of this little Savoyard state became substantially like that which existed among the Swiss cantons.Beacon Lights of History, Volume VI|John Lord
Savoyard shows his teeth—considers—stretches himself on the grass—plays with the mice—and answers volubly.
The Savoyard's face brightens—he looks happy: the mice run from the grave into his bosom.
I stood before the fine tomb with its fine epitaph; the Savoyard looked at me wistfully.
I regained the entrance to the churchyard—I looked back—there sate the Savoyard, still amidst men's graves, but under God's sky.
British Dictionary definitions for Savoyard (1 of 2)
/ (səˈvɔɪɑːd, French savwajar) /
a native of Savoy
the dialect of French spoken in Savoy
of or relating to Savoy, its inhabitants, or their dialect
British Dictionary definitions for Savoyard (2 of 2)
/ (səˈvɔɪɑːd) /
a person keenly interested in the operettas of Gilbert and Sullivan
a person who takes part in these operettas
Word Origin for Savoyard
C20: from the Savoy Theatre, built in London in 1881 by Richard D'Oyly Carte for the presentation of operettas by Gilbert and Sullivan
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