[ mahr-sey ]
/ mɑrˈseɪ /
a seaport in and the capital of Bouches-du-Rhône department, in SE France.
French Mar·seille [mar-se-yuh] /marˈsɛ yə/.
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British Dictionary definitions for marseille (1 of 2)
/ (mɑːˈseɪl) /
a strong cotton fabric with a raised pattern, used for bedspreads, etc
Word Origin for marseille
C18: from Marseille quilting, made in Marseille
British Dictionary definitions for marseille (2 of 2)
/ (French marsɛj) /
a port in SE France, on the Gulf of Lions: second largest city in the country and a major port; founded in about 600 bc by Greeks from Phocaea; oil refining. Pop: 798 430 (1999)Ancient name: Massilia English name: Marseilles (mɑːˈseɪ, -ˈseɪlz)
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Cultural definitions for marseille
[ (mahr-say) ]
notes for Marseilles
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