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noun (1)

Sa·​voy·​ard sə-ˈvȯi-ˌärd How to pronounce Savoyard (audio)
plural Savoyards
: a devotee, performer, or producer of the comic operas of W. S. Gilbert and A. S. Sullivan


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noun (2)

plural Savoyards
: a native or inhabitant of Savoy
Savoyard adjective

Examples of Savoyard in a Sentence

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Moric Fürst opened his atelier in Turin, Italy, in the 1850s, becoming a leading jeweler for the Savoyard court. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 30 Oct. 2023 Advertisement The Savoyard in this play is Tiberius Spriggs, a foppish 1920s-era theater critic who invites five unsuspecting theater folks and fans to his London flat for a murder-mystery parlor game. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 9 Sep. 2023

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Word History


Noun (1)

Savoy Theater, London, built for the presentation of Gilbert and Sullivan operas

First Known Use

Noun (1)

1893, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1595, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Savoyard was in 1595

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Cite this Entry

“Savoyard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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