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Word: ingenue

Definition: ing\'enue; young innocent girl


Sentences Containing 'ingenue'

Her last successful roles were as Lute Mae Sanders in "Flamingo Road", her brief appearance as the corrupt nurse Miss Hatch in "Detective Story" (1951) and in "Lullaby of Broadway", as the alcoholic mother of Doris Day's ingenue character.
It found that "her fourth disc, demonstrates why the singer has been able to outlast many an R ingenue."
Similarly, Bridget Fonda has an extended cameo as Kelly Porter, a dewey faced ingenue not unlike Lesley Gore, known for bubblegum angst like "It's My Party" and "You Don't Own Me." The lush ballad "My Secret Love" hints at Porter's lesbianism in a nod to Gore's own professed sexuality.
Then Joel asks Denise and Cheryl to collaborate on writing a song for closeted lesbian ingenue singer Kelly Porter (Bridget Fonda).
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