or chê·nière

[ shin-uh-ree ]

  1. a hummock in a marshy region, with stands of evergreen oaks.

Origin of chenier

<Louisiana French, equivalent to French chêne oak + -ier-ier2

Words Nearby chenier

Other definitions for Chénier (2 of 2)

[ shey-nyey ]

  1. An·dré Ma·rie de [ahn-dreyma-reeduh], /ɑ̃ˈdreɪ maˈri də/, 1762–94, French poet. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use chenier in a sentence

  • chenier's famous Hymn to Liberty was then sung in full chorus, accompanied by a magnificent orchestra.

  • chenier sprang forward at him with his knife, and then, thinking better of it, he darted back and stabbed frantically at my heart.

  • "But first there must be peace," said the Norman, Jean chenier, twisting his mouth into a faintly bitter smile.

    One Man's Initiation--1917 | John Dos Passos
  • I had access to know, before I left France, that the emperor had abused M. chenier, and that he had made his complaint at court.

    Perils and Captivity | Charlotte-Adlade [ne Picard] Dard
  • No. 97, now a humble shop with the sign Au pote de 1793, was the home of Andr chenier.

    Historic Paris | Jetta S. Wolff

British Dictionary definitions for Chénier


/ (French ʃenje) /

  1. André (Marie de) (ɑ̃dre). 1762–94, French poet; his work was influenced by the ancient Greek elegiac poets. He was guillotined during the French Revolution

  2. his brother, Marie-Joseph (Blaise de). 1764–1811, French dramatist and politician. He wrote patriotic songs and historical plays, such as Charles IX (1789)

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