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en famille

[ahn fa-mee-yuh] /ɑ̃ faˈmi yə/
adverb, French.
1.
in or with the family; at home: to dine en famille.
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  • They were much happier in an informal setting, and we were very clear that we wanted it to be just en famille.

    Meet the Bushes Cherie Blair October 10, 2008
Historical Examples
  • It became a custom for him to dine there en famille at least once a week.

  • We are en famille; the Herr Lieutenant belongs to the family.

  • However, the Whites en famille were not quite the same externally.

    The Long Vacation Charlotte M. Yonge
  • Perhaps you know how much the average foreign family nags, en famille.

    A Likely Story William De Morgan
  • During those three weeks he insisted that I should dine at least once a week with them en famille.

    The Corsican Brothers Alexandre Dumas
  • He won't be pleased if I come out with you as if from your dressing-room, en famille, so to speak.

    Vision House C. N. Williamson
  • Jenny, you will ask your good aunt, Miss Husted, to dine with us en famille—one of our old-time dinners.

    The Music Master

    Charles Klein
  • That evening I dined with him en famille, and recognized some old Virginia dishes on the table.

  • Porfiry Vladimirych began to liven up, and put on an en famille grin.

    A Family of Noblemen Mikhal Saltykov
British Dictionary definitions for en famille

en famille

/ɑ̃ famij/
adverb
1.
with one's family; at home
2.
in a casual way; informally
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