Definition of Dumas in English:


proper noun

  • 1The name of two French novelists and playwrights.

    1. 1.1Alexandre(1802–70); known as Dumas père (father). He wrote the historical adventure novels "The Three Musketeers" (1844–45) and "The Count of Monte Cristo" (1844–45)
    2. 1.2Alexandre(1824–95), son of Dumas père; known as Dumas fils (son). He wrote the novel (and play) "La Dame aux camélias" (1848), which formed the basis of Verdi's opera "La Traviata" (1853)