Definition of Hugo, Victor in English:

Hugo, Victor

proper noun

  • (1802–85), French poet, novelist, and playwright; full name Victor-Marie Hugo. A leading figure of French romanticism, he brought a new freedom to French poetry, and his belief that theatre should express both the grotesque and the sublime in human existence overturned existing conventions. His political and social concern is shown in his novels. Notable works: Hernani (drama, 1830) and Les Misérables (novel, 1862).

Pronunciation:

Hugo, Victor

/ˈhjuːɡəʊ/