[ French dy-shes bree-zey ]
/ French dü ʃɛs briˈzeɪ /
noun, plural duchesses bri·sées [French dy-shes bree-zey] /French dü ʃɛs briˈzeɪ/.
See under duchesse.
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Words nearby duchesse brisée
Origin of duchesse brisée
1935–40; < French: folding duchesse
Definition for duchesse brisee (2 of 2)
[ French dy-shes ]
/ French düˈʃɛs /
noun, plural du·chesses [French dy-shes] /French düˈʃɛs/. French Furniture.
a daybed having a rounded, partially enclosed head and usually a similar foot, sometimes made in two or three pieces able to be used separately (duchesse brisée).
Origin of duchesse
From French, dating back to 1785–95; see origin at duchess
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British Dictionary definitions for duchesse brisee
/ (ˈdʌtʃɪs) /
Australian and NZ a dressing table or chest of drawers with a mirror
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