Pantagruelian
adjective see Pantagruel

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • pantagruelian — adjective a) huge, gigantic, enormous. b) voracious, insatiable. Syn: brobdingnagian, gargantuan …   Wiktionary

  • Pantagruelian — n. enormous son of Gargantua (in the story Pantagruel written by the French writer Rabelais) adj. enormous; satirical (Slang) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Pantagruelian — [ˌpantəgru: ɛlɪən] adjective rare enormous. Origin C17: from Pantagruel (the name of a giant in Rabelais novel Pantagruel (1532)) + ian …   English new terms dictionary

  • pantagruelian — pan·ta·gru·el·i·an …   English syllables

  • pantagruelian — /pæntəˈgruliən/ (say pantuh groohleeuhn) adjective dealing with serious matters in a spirit of broad and somewhat cynical good humour. {from Pantagruel in Rabelais Gargantua and Pantagruel (1532–52), represented as dealing with serious matters in …   Australian English dictionary

  • pantagruelian — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pantagruel — Pantagruelian /pan teuh grooh el ee euhn/, adj. Pantagruelically, adv. Pantagruelism /pan teuh grooh euh liz euhm, pan tag rooh euh liz euhm/, n. Pantagruelist, n. /pan tag rooh el , euhl, pan teuh grooh euhl/; Fr. /pahonn tann grddyuu el /, n. 1 …   Universalium

  • Pantagruel — Pantagruelian /pan teuh grooh el ee euhn/, adj. Pantagruelically, adv. Pantagruelism /pan teuh grooh euh liz euhm, pan tag rooh euh liz euhm/, n. Pantagruelist, n. /pan tag rooh el , euhl, pan teuh grooh euhl/; Fr. /pahonn tann grddyuu el /, n …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pantagruel — noun Etymology: French Date: 1598 the huge son of Gargantua in Rabelais s Pantagruel • Pantagruelian adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Pantagruel — is an international Early Music ensemble specialising in semi staged performances of Renaissance music. The group was formed in Essen, Germany at the end of 2002 by the English lutenist Mark Wheeler (Lutes, Citterns Gittern) and the German born… …   Wikipedia

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