Definition of Racine, Jean in English:

Racine, Jean

proper noun

  • (1639–99), French playwright, the principal tragedian of the French classical period. Central to most of his tragedies is a perception of the blind folly of human passion, continually enslaved and unsatisfied. Notable works: Andromaque (1667) and Phèdre (1677).

Pronunciation

Racine, Jean

/raˈsiːn//ʀasin/