Definition of Havel, Václav in US English:

Havel, Václav

proper noun

  • (1936–2011), Czech playwright and statesman; president of Czechoslovakia 1989–92 and of the Czech Republic 1993–2003. His plays, such as The Garden Party (1963), were critical of totalitarianism, and he was twice imprisoned as a dissident.

Pronunciation

Havel, Václav

/ˈhävəl/