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nom de plume

[nom duh ploom; French nawn duh plym] /ˌnɒm də ˈplum; French nɔ̃ də ˈplüm/
noun, plural noms de plume
[nomz duh ploom; French nawn duh plym] /ˌnɒmz də ˈplum; French nɔ̃ də ˈplüm/ (Show IPA)
Origin of nom de plume
1815-25; coined in E < French words: literally, pen name Unabridged
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nom de plume

/ˈnɒm də ˈpluːm/
noun (pl) noms de plume (ˈnɒm də ˈpluːm)
another term for pen name
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Contemporary definitions for nom de plume

a pen name

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nom de plume [(nom di ploohm)]

French for “pen name”; an invented name under which an author writes. Mark Twain was the nom de plume of Samuel L. Clemens.

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