Pronunciation: (su-voi'urd, sav"oi-ärd'; Fr. sa-vwa-yar'), [key]
—n., pl. Sa•voy•ardsPronunciation: (su-voi'urdz, sav"oi-ärdz'; Fr. sa-vwa-yar'), [key]
1. a native or inhabitant of Savoy.
2. a person enthusiastic about or connected with Gilbert and Sullivan operas: so called from the Savoy Theater in London, where the operas were first presented.
of or pertaining to Savoy, its people, or their dialect.
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