[ kahr-muh n-yohl; French kar-ma-nyawl ]
/ ˌkɑr mənˈyoʊl; French kar maˈnyɔl /

noun, plural car·ma·gnoles [kahr-muh n-yohlz; French kar-ma-nyawl] /ˌkɑr mənˈyoʊlz; French kar maˈnyɔl/.

a dance and song popular during the French Revolution.
a man's loose jacket with wide lapels and metal buttons, worn during the French Revolution.
the costume of the French revolutionists, consisting chiefly of this jacket, black pantaloons, and a red liberty cap.

Origin of carmagnole

1790–1800; < French, after the name of a ceremonial jacket worn by peasants of Dauphiné and Savoy, named after Carmagnola, town in Piedmont, Italy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for carmagnole


/ (ˌkɑːmənˈjəʊl, French karmaɲɔl) /


a dance and song popular during the French Revolution
the costume worn by many French Revolutionaries, consisting of a short jacket with wide lapels, black trousers, a red liberty cap, and a tricoloured sash

Word Origin for carmagnole

C18: from French, probably named after Carmagnola, Italy, taken by French Revolutionaries in 1792
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