Compiègne

[ kawn-pyen-yuh ]

noun
  1. a city in N France, on the Oise River: nearby were signed the armistices between the Allies and Germany 1918, and between Germany and France 1940.

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How to use Compiègne in a sentence

  • Several of my soldiers wished to force me back into Compiegne.

  • The town of Compiegne is situated on the left bank of the Oise.

  • Among the household serfs of the royal domain of Compiegne was a young lad of eighteen named Yvon.

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  • When I lost him, I came by orders of the bailiff to live with my maternal aunt, a washerwoman at the castle of Compiegne.

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  • We entered Compiegne the 18th of August, turning out the English garrison and hoisting our own flag.

British Dictionary definitions for Compiègne

Compiègne

/ (French kɔ̃pjɛɲ) /


noun
  1. a city in N France, on the Oise River: scene of the armistice at the end of World War I (1918) and of the Franco-German armistice of 1940. Pop: 41 254 (1999)

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