Meaning of ingénue

in•gé•nue

Pronunciation: (an'zhu-n", -ny" Fr. an-zhā-ny'), [key]
— pl. -nues
  1. the part of an artless, innocent, unworldly girl or young woman, esp. as represented on the stage.
  2. an actress who plays such a part or specializes in playing such parts.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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