Definition of Wilde, Oscar in English:

Wilde, Oscar

proper noun

  • (1854–1900), Irish playwright, novelist, poet, and wit; full name Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde. His advocacy of ‘art for art's sake’ is evident in his only novel, "The Picture of Dorian Gray" (1890). As a playwright he achieved success with the comedies "Lady Windermere's Fan" (1892) and "The Importance of Being Earnest" (1895). Wilde was imprisoned (1895–7) for homosexual offences and died in exile.

Pronunciation

Wilde, Oscar

/wʌɪld/