- skip - Brewer’s

Vaudeʹville (2 syl.)

.

A corruption of Val de Vire, or in Old French, Vau de Vire, the native valley of Oliver Basselin, a Norman poet, the founder of a certain class of convivial songs, which he called after the name of his own valley. These songs are the basis of modern vaudeville.

Father of the Vaudeville. Oliver Basselin, a Norman poet. (Fifteenth century.)

previous entry · index · next entry

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ

Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

previous entry · index · next entry

Vanity Fair
Vanoc
Vantage Loaf
Varina
Varnish
Varro
Varuna
Vassal
Vathek
Vatican
Vaudeville
Vaugirard
Vauxhall or Fauxhall
Ve
Veal. Calf
Vedas or Vedams
Vehmgerichte or Holy Vehme Tribunal
Veil
Veiled Prophet of Khorassan
Vendémiaire
Vendetta

See Also:

Vaudeville