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petit-maître

Saltos de línea: petit-maître
Pronunciación: /ˌpətɪˈmeɪtr(ə)
 
, p(ə)timɛtʀ/

Definición de petit-maître en inglés:

sustantivo

1A dandy or fop.
Example sentences
  • Current aesthetic values remind me more of the post-French Revolution "petit-maîtres" than anything, a word that has negative connotations in French and Spanish (petimetre).
  • Cusset poses the question: "In this frivolous world of marquises, vicomtes, roués, and petit-maîtres who seem to be oblivious to any other reality than pleasure, is anything relevant for us today?"
2A minor musician, writer, or other artist.
Example sentences
  • The exhibition introduces drawings by some of the petit-maîtres - 18th-century French artists who concentrated on drawing rather than painting.

Origen

French, literally 'little master'.

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