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Marie Antoinette

[ muh-ree -an-twuh-net, an-tuh-; French ma-ree ahn-twa-net ]
/ məˈri ˌæn twəˈnɛt, ˌæn tə-; French maˈri ɑ̃ twaˈnɛt /
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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).

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British Dictionary definitions for Marie Antoinette

Marie Antoinette
/ (French mari ɑ̃twanɛt) /

noun

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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Cultural definitions for Marie Antoinette

Marie Antoinette
[ (muh-ree an-twuh-net, an-tuh-net) ]

A French queen, born in Austria, who was beheaded on the guillotine during the French Revolution. Her husband, King Louis XVI, was also beheaded.

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