Synonyms for soubrette

Grammar : Noun
Spell : soo-bret
Phonetic Transcription : suˈbrɛt

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Définition of soubrette

Origin :
  • 1753, theatrical jargon word for lady's maid characters in plays and operas, who typically were pert, flirtatious, and intriguing, from French, from Provençal soubreto "affected, conceited," fem. of soubret "coy, reserved," from soubra "to set aside," originally "to exceed," from Old Provençal sobrar, from Latin superare "to rise above, overcome," from super "over, above, beyond" (see super-).
  • As in lady-in-waiting : noun attendant to woman of royal household
  • As in actor : noun person who performs, entertains by role-playing
Example sentences :
  • But he is carrying on dreadfully with a soubrette in New York.
  • Extract from : « The Love Affairs of an Old Maid » by Lilian Bell
  • The girls will dance with the two men, the boys with the soubrette.
  • Extract from : « Jill the Reckless » by P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse
  • It was something to replace the nurse of elder comedy by the soubrette.
  • Extract from : « A History of French Literature » by Edward Dowden
  • That a soubrette is always fifteen or twenty years older than she looks.
  • Extract from : « The American Credo » by George Jean Nathan
  • Dick has announced his engagement to an actress—a soubrette, too, in a farce-comedy.
  • Extract from : « The Smart Set » by Clyde Fitch
  • Mademoiselle Pauline, exclaimed the soubrette, as if she doubted her ears.
  • Extract from : « Richelieu, v. 1/3 » by G. P. R. James
  • At the best it is only fitted for a soubrette and her lover in the ultime parti.
  • Extract from : « Life Of Mozart, Vol. 3 (of 3) » by Otto Jahn
  • "Oh, I don't think I'd like to take a soubrette's place," she cried.
  • Extract from : « Pretty Geraldine, the New York Salesgirl » by Mrs. Alex. McVeigh Miller
  • She had chameleon hair, and her poise was that of a soubrette.
  • Extract from : « The Imitator » by Percival Pollard
  • In the case of the soubrette, dramatic instinct is limited in its field.
  • Extract from : « Famous Prima Donnas » by Lewis Clinton Strang

Antonyms for soubrette

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