[ pee-uh-roh; French pye-roh ]SEE DEFINITION OF pierrots
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


At this pierrots' ball the King exclaimed: "How Chicarde is amusing herself!"

The Pierrots redouble their "chaff," and make up in clamour what they want in wit.

We listened for some time to an open-air concert, given by the pierrots.

Overcome with sudden superstitious fear, Pierrots and Pierrettes, drummer and trumpeters turned and fled in every direction.

I entered the ball-room, and as there were a score of Pierrots nobody noticed me.

A last vicious thrust by a boatload of pierrots jammed the box of his punt under our landing-stage.

An hour later it was thickly thronged and the pierrots in their little open-air theater were playing to an enormous audience.

Away with pierrots and mimes, the fevered extravagances of imagination run riot in bizarre form and garish colour!

The marshals were pierrots and clowns on long stilts, who towered in a ghostly way above the crowd.

Men going up to the lines in lorries stared out through masks of dust which made then look like pierrots.