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Arc de Triomphe

[ark duh tree-awnf]
  1. an arch, located in Paris, begun in 1806 by Napoleon in honor of his victorious armies and completed in 1836. The unknown soldier of France and the eternal flame were placed beneath the arch after World War I.
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Also Arc de Tri·omphe de l'É·toile [ark duh tree-awnf duh ley-twal] /ark də triˈɔ̃f də leɪˈtwal/.

Origin of Arc de Triomphe

< French: arch of triumph
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Historical Examples

  • Might that not be almost called the origin of the Arc-de-Triomphe?

    Honoré de Balzac

    Albert Keim and Louis Lumet

  • The main column marched from the Arc-de-Triomphe toward the middle of the afternoon.

British Dictionary definitions for arc de triomphe

Arc de Triomphe

  1. the triumphal arch in Paris begun by Napoleon I to commemorate his victories of 1805–6 and completed in 1836
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