- a revolutionary workers' anthem, first sung in France in 1871.
Origin of Internationale
< French, short for chanson internationale international song
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Examples from the Web for internationale
The rousing strains of the Internationale (in the original French) marked the beginning and the end of the ceremony.The Christopher Hitchens Memorial: Without God, but With Style
April 24, 2012
Many of his chansons besides the Internationale have survived him.Paris and the Social Revolution
Alvan Francis Sanborn
As the bricklayer bricked it up, he sang the Internationale.
To return to our bricklayer, he sang the Internationale all the time.
If any man now disobeys he shall be made to feel the vengeance of the Internationale!A Tatter of Scarlet
S. R. Crockett
One of their number started the "Internationale," the Socialist war-song.Socialism and Democracy in Europe
Samuel P. Orth
- the Internationale a revolutionary socialist hymn, first sung in 1871 in France
C19: shortened from French chanson internationale international song
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