Definition of Dumas in English:


proper noun

  • 1The name of two French novelists and playwrights.

    1. 1.1Alexandre (1802–70); known as Dumas père. Although he was a pioneer of the romantic theatre in France, his reputation now rests on his historical adventure novels The Three Musketeers (1844–5) and The Count of Monte Cristo (1844–5).
    2. 1.2Alexandre (1824–95), son of Dumas père; known as Dumas fils. He wrote the novel (and play) La Dame aux camélias (1848), which formed the basis of Verdi's opera La Traviata (1853).



/ˈdjuːmɑː/ /dymɑ/