Grand Guignol

Grand Gui·​gnol | \ ˌgräⁿ-gēn-ˈyȯl How to pronounce Grand Guignol (audio) , -ˈyōl \

Definition of Grand Guignol

: dramatic entertainment featuring the gruesome or horrible

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First Known Use of Grand Guignol

1905, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Grand Guignol

Le Grand Guignol, small theater in Montmartre, Paris, that specialized in such performances

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“Grand Guignol.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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