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[pee-uh-ret; French pye-ret] /ˌpi əˈrɛt; French pyɛˈrɛt/

noun, plural Pierrettes
[pee-uh-rets; French pye-ret] /ˌpi əˈrɛts; French pyɛˈrɛt/ (Show IPA). (sometimes lowercase)
the female counterpart of a Pierrot, usually accompanying him, as in an entertainment or masquerade.


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