Definitions for DORISˈdɔr ɪs, ˈdoʊr-, ˈdɒr-

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  1. Doris(noun)

    (Greek mythology) wife of Nereus and mother of the Nereids

  2. Doris(noun)

    a small region of ancient Greece where the Doric dialect was spoken

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  1. Doris(noun)

    a genus of nudibranchiate mollusks having a wreath of branchiae on the back

  2. Origin: [L. Doris, the daughter of Oceanus, and wife of Nereus, Gr. .]

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  1. Doris

    Doris is a "comedy opera" in three acts by Alfred Cellier, with a libretto by B. C. Stephenson. After the phenomenal success of Cellier and Stephenson's Dorothy, the pair were hoping for another big hit. Doris turned out to be only modestly successful. It opened at the Lyric Theatre in London on 20 April 1889 and ran for 202 performances. It starred Arthur Williams, Ben Davies, Alice Barnett, Hayden Coffin, Furneaux Cook and John Le Hay. The New York Times review stated: Another critic concluded, "The libretto of Doris is so feeble that I misdoubt even Cellier's music, the splendid mounting of the piece, and the interesting Elizabethan processions pulling it through. What judicious compression and unscrupulous 'gagging' may accomplish one cannot, of course, venture to prophesy. I understood that at the end of Dorothy's run very little if any of the original dialogue remained. It had been improved out of recognition. Still, both Dorothy and Falka rejoiced in plain straightforward stories everyone could understand. The difficulty is to make head or tail of Doris."

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  1. Doris

    a small mountainous country of ancient Greece, S. of Thessaly, and embracing the valley of the Pindus.

  2. Doris

    the wife of Nereus, and mother of the Nereids.

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  1. DOSRI

  2. roids


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