[muh-ree an-twuh-net, an-tuh-; French ma-ree ahn-twa-net]
Joséphe Jeanne Marie Antoinette, 1755–93, queen of France 1774–93: wife of Louis XVI; executed in the French Revolution (daughter of Maria Theresa; sister of Joseph II, Leopold II).
[an-twuh-net, -tuh-; French ahn-twa-net]
Ma·rie [muh-ree; French ma-ree] /məˈri; French maˈri/, 1755–93, queen of France 1774–93: wife of Louis XVI.
a female given name: derived from Antoine
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Historical Examples of marie antoinette
For all, too, that he was a god-son of Marie-Antoinette, he had no love for France.
Marie-Antoinette passed that way and was subjected to that cruel scrutiny.
Marie-Antoinette was among the great ladies who danced there.
The existence of Marie-Antoinette is problematical; that of Antigone is certain.
The old lady still used the cane with the short hook that all women carried in the early days of Marie-Antoinette.
British Dictionary definitions for marie antoinette
1755–93, queen of France (1774–93) by marriage to Louis XVI of France. Her opposition to reform during the Revolution contributed to the overthrow of the monarchy; guillotined
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Word Origin and History for marie antoinette
queen consort of Louis XVI (1755-1793); as a decorative style, from 1925.
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marie antoinette in Culture
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