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conte

[kawn-te] /ˈkɔn tɛ/
noun, plural conti
[kawn-tee] /ˈkɔn ti/ (Show IPA).
Italian.
1.
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Conté

[kohn-tey, kon-tee; French kawn-tey] /koʊnˈteɪ, ˈkɒn ti; French kɔ̃ˈteɪ/
plural Contés
[kohn-teyz, kon-teez; French kawn-tey] /koʊnˈteɪz, ˈkɒn tiz; French kɔ̃ˈteɪ/ (Show IPA)
1.
Trademark. a brand of crayon made of graphite and clay, usually in black, red, or brown.
Also called Conté crayon.
Origin of Conté
1850-1855
1850-55; named after N. J. Conté, 18th-century French chemist, who invented it
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  • conte Nino was striding to and fro; he muttered threats of death.

  • It was owned and captained by a conte, who also collected the fares.

    My Life Josiah Flynt
  • The piece, which is called a conte d'Amour, is in five short acts.

    Iconoclasts

    James Huneker
  • conte di Caylus, and supposes the author to have been the younger Mariette.

    A Treatise on Painting Leonardo Da Vinci
  • Adventure with lady and chessmen in tower as in conte del Graal.

  • My dear conte, there are very few of us nowadays who believe in a Deity.

    Vendetta Marie Corelli
  • The elder conte Romani and myself played about these grounds together.

    Vendetta Marie Corelli
British Dictionary definitions for conte

conte

/kɔ̃t/
noun
1.
a tale or short story, esp of adventure

Conté

/ˈkɒnteɪ; French kɔ̃te/
noun
1.
trademark a hard crayon used by artists, etc, made of clay and graphite and often coloured a reddish-brown Also called conté-crayon
Word Origin
C19: named after N.J. Conté, 18th-century French chemist
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