feu de joie

noun plural feux de joie ()

a salute of musketry fired successively by each man in turn along a line and back

Word Origin for feu de joie

C18: literally: fire of joy
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Related Words for feu de joie

conflagration, beacon, pyre

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Word Origin and History for feu de joie

public bonfire, French, literally "fire of joy."

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