Balzac play biographical name Bal·zac \ˈbȯl-ˌzak, ˈbal-, F bäl-ˈzäk\ Definition of Balzac Honoré de 1799–1850 Fr. nov.Balzacian play \bȯl-ˈzā-shən, bal-, -ˈza-kē-ən\ adjective Writing? Check your grammar now! Seen and Heard What made you want to look up Balzac? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).