Marseillaise

[mahr-suh-leyz, -sey-ez; French mar-se-yez]
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British Dictionary definitions for marseillaise

Marseillaise

noun
  1. the Marseillaise the French national anthem. Words and music were composed in 1792 by C. J. Rouget de Lisle as a war song for the Rhine army of revolutionary France

Word Origin for Marseillaise

C18: from French (chanson) Marseillaise song of Marseille (it was first sung in Paris by the battalion of Marseille)
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