A scheming Spanish barber who appears as a character in eighteenth-century French plays. The operas The Marriage of Figaro, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and The Barber of Seville, by Gioacchino Rossini, are about Figaro.
- Figaro sauce
noun a hollandaise sauce with tomato puree and minced parsley, served on fish or poultry; also called sauce figaro Word Origin for the hero of The Barber of Seville and The Marriage of Figaro Usage Note cooking
noun 1. any Australian oriole of the genus Sphecotheres, feeding on figs and other fruit
[fig-ee-ter] /ˈfɪgˌi tər/ noun 1. .
[fig-er] /ˈfɪg ər/ verb (used without object), Pronunciation Spelling. 1. .