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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A minor female role as a pert flirtatious lady's maid in a comedy; A pert or flirtatious young girl.

Usage examples (30)
  • In classical music and opera, the term soubrette refers to both a soprano voice type and a particular type of opera role.
  • "I'm Pega, and I was the armagette Pelagia's soubrette."
  • But he is carrying on dreadfully with a soubrette in New York.
  • The soubrette Agnès has no aria, while Urbain the page gets two. for more
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  • This was the winning word in the 1953 National Spelling Bee!
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