• WordNet 3.6
    • n troupe organization of performers and associated personnel (especially theatrical) "the traveling company all stayed at the same hotel"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Troupe A company or troop, especially the company pf performers in a play or an opera.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n troupe A troop; a company; particularly, a company of players, operatic performers, dancers, acrobats, etc.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Troupe trōōp a company, esp. of actors, dancers, or acrobats.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., troop. See Troop
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. See Troop.


In literature:

She'll know I ain't losing anything, anyhow, by standing in with that troupe.
"The Mother" by Norman Duncan
They were talking of a troupe of Spanish dancers who were expected shortly at the Rouen theatre.
"Madame Bovary" by Gustave Flaubert
They all loved Mignon; she was the pet and baby of the whole circus troupe.
"Nine Little Goslings" by Susan Coolidge
During our stay our negro troupe came prominently before the public.
"In Eastern Seas" by J. J. Smith
This circumstance caused the disbandment of the troupe.
"Music and Some Highly Musical People" by James M. Trotter
Surely they could not all belong to Miss Kendall's dramatic troupe, she reflected, as she hurried away.
"'Lizbeth of the Dale" by Marian Keith
Most likely there will be a troupe of colored minstrels on the Parade, and that will be fun.
"Not Like Other Girls" by Rosa N. Carey
Tomaso had found him docile, and clever enough to be admitted at once to the performing troupe.
"Kings in Exile" by Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts
Touring the world with a troup of quarrelsome artists was arduous work for a tired old gentleman at its best.
"When Dreams Come True" by Ritter Brown
The man was one of the troupe known as the "Lascalla Brothers," though the relationship was assumed, rather than real.
"Joe Strong on the Trapeze" by Vance Barnum

In poetry:

Then pressing where this beauteous troupe did stand,
They all receiued her most willingly,
And vnto her the Lady gaue her hand,
That shee should keepe with them continually,
"The Authors Dreame To The Ladie Marie" by Aemilia Lanyer
Lastly come valiant Singers three;
To whom this strident Day belongs:
Kipling, to whom I bow the knee,
Masefield, with rugged sailor songs. . . .
And to my lyric troupe I add
With greatful heart - The Shropshire Lad.
"Bookshelf" by Robert W Service
Three weary weeks she waited, and then the job was done;
Their education finish'd, their tutor's fortune won.
Tho' some folks thought she carried her husband's joke too far,
She organized a trav'ling troupe, each pet to be a star.
"The Parrot and the Billy-Goat" by Henry Clay Work

In news:

Japanese Dance Troupe Iwami Kagura Visits Murray State's Wrather Auditorium.
The island-grown dance troupe will present 'Beauty and Martyrdom' Feb 6.
This year's 2012 — The Musical is more engaging than previous Mime Troupe productions, but it still relies on the old formula.
New York dance troupe Brian Brooks Moving Company premiered Big City (pictured above), a production created on and made for the Lobero stage, this past Friday night.
He is a tall, handsome, Russian and member of Oregon Ballet Theatre's troupe of dancers.
The Columbus Civic Theater's 2012 season will continue with the troupe's third production, Orson Welles ' "Moby Dick – Rehearsed.".
View full size Bruce Ford, Actors' Summit Actors' Summit, Akron's professional theater troupe, is staging Oscar Wilde 's venerable "The Importance of Being Earnest".
Jessica Sparks/ Bluffton TodayWill Troupe does push-ups during the Presidential tests on Saturday.
Montana troupe breezes into town with a technique that's turned children into performers all across the country.
The key to this improv comedy troupe's strategy is to win hearts and minds.
Celebrating Giordano Dance Chicago's 50th anniversary season, artistic director honors family legacy while moving the troupe forward.
Yale Improv Troupe is Fast on Their Feet .
Small troupe shows flamenco at its best.
A troupe of hip-hop artists kicked off the first day of the Treefort Music Fest Main Stage on Grove Street.
The musical is being put on by the Coeur d'Alene Summer Theater troupe.

In science:

Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 18, 358-365. Blair, D. G., Norris, R. P., Troup, E. R., Twardy, R., Wellington, K. J., Williams, A. J., Wright, A. E., and Zadnik, M. G. (1992) A narrow band search for extraterrestrial inteligence (SETI) using the interstellar contact channel hypothesis.
Astrobiologically Interesting Stars within 10 parsecs of the Sun
The daily Southern Oscillation Index (SOI) has been calculated based on the differences in air pressure anomaly between Tahiti and Darwin, Australia (Troup, 1965) for last 20 years (SOI, 2010).
Chaotic background of large-scale climate oscillations