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[an-ter-na-syaw-nal] /ɛ̃ tɛr na syɔˈnal/
a revolutionary workers' anthem, first sung in France in 1871.
Origin of Internationale
< French, short for chanson internationale international song Unabridged
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  • Singing the Internationale, he had performed the symbolic act of interring a policeman and a thief.

  • Many of his chansons besides the Internationale have survived him.

    Paris and the Social Revolution Alvan Francis Sanborn
  • Two distinct phases can be seen in the history of the Internationale in America.

  • To return to our bricklayer, he sang the Internationale all the time.

  • But since I was raised to high place and consideration in the Internationale, the old fighting spirit rose within me.

    A Tatter of Scarlet S. R. Crockett
  • If any man now disobeys he shall be made to feel the vengeance of the Internationale!

    A Tatter of Scarlet S. R. Crockett
  • And yet,” observed Buckhurst, patiently, “you are going to Paradise to work for the Internationale.

    The Maids of Paradise Robert W. (Robert William) Chambers
  • One of their number started the "Internationale," the Socialist war-song.

  • You've represented me, no doubt, as a member from abroad, an inspector in connection with the Internationale?

    The Possessed Fyodor Dostoevsky
British Dictionary definitions for Internationale


the Internationale, a revolutionary socialist hymn, first sung in 1871 in France
Word Origin
C19: shortened from French chanson internationale international song
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Internationale in Culture
“Internationale” [(ann-tuhr-nahs-yuh-nahl, in-tuhr-nash-uh-nahl)]

An international anthem of communists and socialists (see socialism).

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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