grand siècle

/ French (ɡrɑ̃ sjɛklə) /

noun plural grands siècles (ɡrɑ̃ sjɛklə)

the 17th century in French art and literature, esp the classical period of Louis XIV


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Word Origin for grand siècle

literally: great century
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