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Pierrot vs. Clown

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Pierrotnoun

Any of various lycaenid butterflies of the genera Tarucus and Castalia, notable for white contrasting with brown or black on the underwings.

Clownnoun

A slapstick performance artist often associated with a circus and typically characterised by bright, oversized clothing, a red nose, face paint, and a brightly colored wig.

Pierrotnoun

(historical) An 18th-century women's low-cut basque with sleeves.

Clownnoun

A person who acts in a silly fashion.

Pierrotnoun

a male character in French pantomime; usually dressed in white with a whitened face

Clownnoun

A stupid person.

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Pierrot

Pierrot ( PEER-oh, US also PEE-ə-roh, PEE-ə-ROH, French: [pjɛʁo] (listen)) is a stock character of pantomime and commedia dell'arte whose origins are in the late seventeenth-century Italian troupe of players performing in Paris and known as the Comédie-Italienne; the name is a diminutive of Pierre (Peter), via the suffix -ot. His character in contemporary popular culture—in poetry, fiction, and the visual arts, as well as works for the stage, screen, and concert hall—is that of the sad clown, often pining for love of Columbine, who usually breaks his heart and leaves him for Harlequin.

Clownnoun

(obsolete) A man of coarse nature and manners; an awkward fellow; an illbred person; a boor.

Clownnoun

(obsolete) One who works upon the soil; a rustic; a churl; a yokel.

Clownverb

To act in a silly or playful fashion.

Clownnoun

A man of coarse nature and manners; an awkward fellow; an ill-bred person; a boor.

Clownnoun

One who works upon the soil; a rustic; a churl.

‘The clown, the child of nature, without guile.’;

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Clownnoun

The fool or buffoon in a play, circus, etc.

‘The clown shall make those laugh whose lungs are tickle o'the sere.’;

Clownverb

To act as a clown; - with it.

‘Beshrew me, he clowns it properly indeed.’;

Clownnoun

a rude or vulgar fool

Clownnoun

a person who amuses others by ridiculous behavior

Clownverb

act as or like a clown

Clownnoun

a comic entertainer, especially one in a circus, wearing a traditional costume and exaggerated make-up

‘a circus clown’;

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Clownnoun

a playful, extrovert person

‘Martin was always the class clown’;

Clownnoun

a foolish or incompetent person

‘we need a serious government, not a bunch of clowns’;

Clownnoun

an unsophisticated country person; a rustic.

Clownverb

behave in a comical or playful way

‘Harvey clowned around pretending to be a dog’;

Clown

A clown is a person who wears a unique makeup-face and flamboyant costume, performing comedy in a state of open-mindedness (by reversing folkway-norms) all while using physical comedy.

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