[kahr-muh n-yohl; French kar-ma-nyawl]
- a dance and song popular during the French Revolution.
- a man's loose jacket with wide lapels and metal buttons, worn during the French Revolution.
- the costume of the French revolutionists, consisting chiefly of this jacket, black pantaloons, and a red liberty cap.
Origin of carmagnole
1790–1800; < French, after the name of a ceremonial jacket worn by peasants of Dauphiné and Savoy, named after Carmagnola, town in Piedmont, Italy
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Examples from the Web for carmagnole
Some one was singing the "Carmagnole" in drunken, discordant tones.The Historical Nights' Entertainment
His Carmagnole was worthy of the proposition with which it concluded.The Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches of Lord Macaulay, Vol. 2 (of 4)
Thomas Babington Macaulay
But the madder swirl of the Carmagnole came along, and presto!Orphans of the Storm
Do you remember,” gasped Barres, “that girl who danced the Carmagnole on the Quay?The Moonlit Way
Robert W. Chambers
Well do I remember you, and Carmagnole, your sweetheart of a spit-fire.
- a dance and song popular during the French Revolution
- the costume worn by many French Revolutionaries, consisting of a short jacket with wide lapels, black trousers, a red liberty cap, and a tricoloured sash
C18: from French, probably named after Carmagnola, Italy, taken by French Revolutionaries in 1792
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