or chê·nière


Origin of chenier

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


  1. An·dré Ma·rie de [ahn-drey ma-ree duh] /ɑ̃ˈdreɪ maˈri də/, 1762–94, French poet. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for chenier

Historical Examples of chenier

  • You shall read Chenier through to me from beginning to end; he is the lover's poet.

    Two Poets

    Honore de Balzac

  • I think that you will allow that Chenier and I played our parts with some subtlety.

  • The map he made p. 293Ball considers inferior to that of Chenier, published a hundred years before his time.


    R. B. Cunninghame Graham

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

  • "After Chenier had written those poems, he thought that he had written nothing worth publishing," added David.

    Two Poets

    Honore de Balzac

British Dictionary definitions for chenier


  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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