Pronunciation: (an'zhu-nOO", -nyOO"; Fr. an-zhā-ny'), [key]
—pl. -nuesPronunciation: (-nOOz", -nyOOz"; Fr. -ny'). [key]
1. the part of an artless, innocent, unworldly girl or young woman, esp. as represented on the stage.
2. an actress who plays such a part or specializes in playing such parts. Also,in'ge•nue".
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