Definition of Beaumarchais, Pierre de in English:

Beaumarchais, Pierre de

proper noun

  • (1732–99), French playwright; full name Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais. He is chiefly remembered for his comedies "The Barber of Seville" (1775) and "The Marriage of Figaro" (1784), which inspired operas by Rossini and Mozart.

Pronunciation

Beaumarchais, Pierre de

/bomaʀʃɛ//ˈbəʊmɑːˌʃeɪ/