[ ah-grey-mahnt; French a-grey-mahn ]
/ ˌɑ greɪˈmɑnt; French a greɪˈmɑ̃ /
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noun, plural a·gré·ments [ah-grey-mahnts; French a-grey-mahn]. /ˌɑ greɪˈmɑnts; French a greɪˈmɑ̃/.
Music. ornament (def. 9).
agréments. Also a·gré·mens [a-grey-mahn]. /a greɪˈmɑ̃/. agreeable qualities or circumstances.
the official approval by a government of a proposed envoy from a foreign government.
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Origin of agrément
1705–15; <French: literally, pleasure; see agreement
Words nearby agrément
agreeableness, agreeance, agreed, agreement, agrégé, agrément, agrestal, agrestic, agri-, agribiz, agribusiness
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How to use agrément in a sentence
For adventure the Lordes woulde not thinke welle of their suddine agrement, consideringe he and theye were at some wordes before.The Mystery of Mary Stuart|Andrew Lang
I want nothing in the world but what is honest, so make the agrement as you like, and I'll bide by it.
British Dictionary definitions for agrément
/ (French agremɑ̃) /
- formal approval for a construction project to proceed
- (as modifier)an agrément certificate
Word Origin for agrément
C20: French, literally: agreement
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