Definition of Voltaire in English:

Voltaire

proper noun

  • (1694–1778), French writer, playwright, and poet; pseudonym of François-Marie Arouet. He was a leading figure of the Enlightenment, and frequently came into conflict with the Establishment as a result of his radical views and satirical writings. Notable works: Lettres philosophiques (1734) and the satire Candide (1759).

Pronunciation:

Voltaire

/French vɔltɛʀ//vɒlˈtɛː/