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chamade

[ shuh-mahd ]
/ ʃəˈmɑd /
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noun Military Archaic.

a signal by drum or trumpet inviting an enemy to a parley.

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Origin of chamade

1675–85; <French <Portuguese chamada, equivalent to cham(ar) to sound (<Latin clamāre to shout; see claim) + -ada-ade1
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chamade
/ (ʃəˈmɑːd) /

noun

military (formerly) a signal by drum or trumpet inviting an enemy to a parley

Word Origin for chamade

C17: from French, from Portuguese chamada, from chamar to call, from Latin clamāre
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