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Noun: ingénue  'an-ju,noo [N. Amer], 'aÑ,zhe'nyoo or 'aÑ,zhu'noo [Brit]
  1. An actress who specializes in playing the role of an artless innocent young girl
     
  2. An artless innocent young girl (especially as portrayed on the stage)
     
  3. The role of an innocent artless young woman in a play

Derived forms: ingénues

Type of: actor, character, histrion, juvenile, juvenile person, part, persona, player, role, role player, theatrical role, thespian

Encyclopedia: Ingénue