[ shin-uh-ree ]
/ ˈʃɪn ə ri /
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a hummock in a marshy region, with stands of evergreen oaks.
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Origin of chenier
<Louisiana French, equivalent to French chêne oak + -ier-ier2
Other definitions for chenier (2 of 2)
[ shey-nyey ]
/ ʃeɪˈnyeɪ /
An·dré Ma·rie de [ahn-dreyma-reeduh], /ɑ̃ˈdreɪ maˈri də/, 1762–94, French poet.
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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.The Exploits Of Brigadier Gerard|Arthur Conan Doyle
"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 chenier
/ (French ʃenje) /
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
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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