[met-uhr-nikh; English met-er-nik]


Prince Kle·mens Wen·zel Ne·po·muk Lo·thar von [kley-mens ven-tsuh l ney-paw-moo k loh-tahr fuh n, loh-tahr] /ˈkleɪ mɛns ˈvɛn tsəl ˈneɪ pɔ mʊk ˈloʊ tɑr fən, loʊˈtɑr/, 1773–1859, Austrian statesman and diplomat.

Related formsMet·ter·nich·i·an, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of metternichs

  • This castle afterwards became the family seat of the Metternichs.

  • Talleyrand at once sees Labrador and arranges the reply to Metternichs note.


    Joseph McCabe

British Dictionary definitions for metternichs



Klemens (ˈkleːməns). 1773–1859, Austrian statesman. He became foreign minister (1809) and made a significant contribution to the Congress of Vienna (1815). From 1821 to 1848 he was both foreign minister and chancellor of Austria and is noted for his defence of autocracy in Europe
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