Definition of Molière in English:

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Pronunciation: /mōlēˈer/
(1622–73), French playwright; pseudonym of Jean-Baptiste Poquelin. He wrote more than 20 comic plays about contemporary France, developing stock characters from Italian commedia dell’arte. Notable works: Tartuffe (1664), Le Misanthrope (1666), and Le Bourgeois gentilhomme (1670).
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