Definition of Harte, Bret in US English:

Harte, Bret

proper noun

  • (1836–1902), US short-story writer and poet; full name Francis Bret Harte. He is chiefly remembered for his stories about life in a California gold-mining town. Notable works: The Luck of Roaring Camp and Other Sketches (1870) and Tales of the Argonauts (1875).

Pronunciation

Harte, Bret

/härt/