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Princeton's WordNet

  1. follies(noun)

    a revue with elaborate costuming

Wiktionary

  1. follies(Noun)

    A lavishly-produced theatrical revue characterized by major stars, huge casts, and opulent costumes and scenery.

    The most famous Broadway theatrical revues of all time were the Ziegfeld Follies.

  2. follies(Noun)

    Plural form of folly.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Follies

    of Folly

Freebase

  1. Follies

    Follies is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by James Goldman. The story concerns a reunion in a crumbling Broadway theatre, scheduled for demolition, of the past performers of the "Weismann's Follies," a musical revue, that played in that theatre between the World Wars. It focuses on two couples, Buddy and Sally Durant Plummer and Benjamin and Phyllis Rogers Stone, who are attending the reunion. Sally and Phyllis were showgirls in the Follies. Both couples are deeply unhappy with their marriages. Buddy, a traveling salesman, is having an affair with a girl on the road; Sally is still as much in love with Ben as she was years ago; and Ben is so self-absorbed that Phyllis feels emotionally abandoned. Several of the former showgirls perform their old numbers, sometimes accompanied by the ghosts of their former selves. The Broadway production opened on April 4, 1971, directed by Harold Prince and Michael Bennett, and with choreography by Bennett. The musical was nominated for eleven Tony Awards and won seven. The original production, which ultimately lost its entire investment, ran for 522 performances. The piece has enjoyed a number of major revivals, and several of its songs have become standards, including "Broadway Baby", "I'm Still Here", "Too Many Mornings", "Could I Leave You?", and "Losing My Mind".

How to pronounce follies?

  1. Alex
    Alex
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    Karen
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    Veena
    Veena
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How to say follies in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of follies in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of follies in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of follies in a Sentence

  1. Homer:

    By their own follies they perished, the fools.

  2. Molière:

    Of all follies there is none greater than wanting to make the world a better place.

  3. Thomas H. Huxley:

    The world makes up for all its follies and injustices by being damnably sentimental.

  4. Josh Billings:

    Every man has his follies -- and often they are the most interesting thing he has got.

  5. Edward Gibbon:

    History is indeed little more than the register of the crimes, follies and misfortunes of mankind.

Images & Illustrations of follies

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