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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French auguste, from German (dumme) August.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

auguste (plural augustes)

  1. (theater) A kind of clown, usually serving as an anarchic foil to the whiteface.
    • 1971, Anthony Burgess, M/F (Penguin 2004), page 93:
      It had been used for clownish mock-disappearences, one auguste looking for another through endlessly circling blackness, an apparatus not now much in use.

FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from Latin augustus. Doublet of août, which was inherited.

AdjectiveEdit

auguste (plural augustes)

  1. august; noble, stately

Etymology 2Edit

From German (dumme) August.

NounEdit

auguste m (plural augustes)

  1. A type of clown with a white makeup.

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ItalianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

auguste

  1. Feminine plural form of augusto

LatinEdit

AdjectiveEdit

auguste

  1. vocative masculine singular of augustus

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