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[maw-roh or, French, maw-roh for 1–3; mawr-oh for 4] /mɔˈroʊ or, French, mɔˈroʊ for 1–3; ˈmɔr oʊ for 4/
[gys-tav] /güsˈtav/ (Show IPA),
1826–98, French painter.
[zhahn] /ʒɑn/ (Show IPA),
born 1928, French film actress.
Jean Victor
[zhahn veek-tawr] /ʒɑ̃ vikˈtɔr/ (Show IPA),
1763–1813, French general.
a river in NW South Dakota, flowing E to the Missouri River. 290 miles (470 km) long. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Beyond are some of the animals who once lived on a certain island with one Dr. Moreau.

    The Librarian at Play Edmund Lester Pearson
  • He praised the vigour and the greatness of the speech they had heard from their colleague Moreau.

    Scaramouche Rafael Sabatini
  • Doubtful or distant persons of influence were courted, and, as in the case of Moreau, were by consummate art often won.

    The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte William Milligan Sloane
  • I have at last found out where Moreau spends all his evenings.

  • During the first eight years of his stewardship, Moreau managed the estate conscientiously; he took an interest in it.

    A Start in Life Honore de Balzac
  • Moreau's popularity with the army is only second to one man's!

  • This same Legault or Moreau, shortly after the battle and before the dead were removed, visited the scene of the fight.

  • The death of Moreau cut off the medium of approach to the emperor.

    Albert Gallatin John Austin Stevens
British Dictionary definitions for Moreau


/French mɔro/
Gustave (ɡystav) 1826–98, French symbolist painter
Jean Victor (ʒɑ̃ viktɔr). 1763–1813, French general in the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars
Jeanne (ʒan). born 1928, French stage and film actress. Her films include Jules et Jim (1961), Diary of a Chambermaid (1964), and The Proprietor (1996)
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