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[mahr-tn-eek] /ˌmɑr tnˈik/
an island in the E West Indies; an overseas department of France. 425 sq. mi. (1100 sq. km).
Capital: Fort-de-France.
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[mahr-tn-ee-kuh n] /ˌmɑr tnˈi kən/ (Show IPA),
noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Historical Examples
  • Their old neighbours told me they had been gone to Martinique, about a twelvemonth.

    Ned Myers James Fenimore Cooper
  • It was a mulatto, from Martinique, who was Mr. Osgood's steward; and I helped him in.

    Ned Myers James Fenimore Cooper
  • An attack on Martinique at midsummer was, however, a failure.

    William Pitt and the Great War John Holland Rose
  • We will demand of them an account of our brethren in Cayenne, in Guadaloupe, and in Martinique.

    The Hour and the Man Harriet Martineau
  • A native of Martinique gave me this as the derivation of the word.

  • We have had a glimpse of France through a day at Martinique.

    Ladies-In-Waiting Kate Douglas Wiggin
  • The next morning we weighed anchor, and returned to our station off Martinique.

    Peter Simple Frederick Marryat
  • In the night of the 8th the English fleet passed Martinique.

    Famous Sea Fights John Richard Hale
  • This was what Josephine sought for in Martinique, and what she found in the circle of her friends.

    The Empress Josephine Louise Muhlbach
  • But it was over Martinique that the hurricane raged in the most appalling manner.

    The Empress Josephine Louise Muhlbach
British Dictionary definitions for Martinique


an island in the E Caribbean, in the Windward Islands of the Lesser Antilles: administratively an overseas region of France. Capital: Fort-de-France. Pop: 403 795 (2007 est). Area: 1090 sq km (420 sq miles)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Martinique in Culture
Martinique [(mahrt-n-eek)]

Island in the eastern West Indies; an overseas part of France.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
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