Compiègne

[ kawn-pyen-yuh ]
/ kɔ̃ˈpyɛn yə /

noun

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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Compiègne
/ (French kɔ̃pjɛɲ) /

noun

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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