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monsieur

[ muhs-yur; French muh-syœ ]

noun

, plural mes·sieurs [meys-, yurz, mes, -erz, me-, syœ].
  1. the conventional French title of respect and term of address for a man, corresponding to Mr. or sir.


monsieur

/ məsˈjɜː; məsjø /

noun

  1. a French title of address equivalent to sir when used alone or Mr when placed before a name


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Word History and Origins

Origin of monsieur1

1490–1500; < French: literally, my lord (originally applied only to men of high station); sire

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Word History and Origins

Origin of monsieur1

literally: my lord

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Example Sentences

“Whichever monsieur pleases,” he replied, with an angelic smile.

Or, as Olivier Saillard, the curator of the exhibit and the director of Palais Galliera calls him: Monsieur Alaïa.

Eight years later, Valjean has assumed a new identity as Monsieur Madeleine, a wealthy and benevolent factory owner.

One of the strongest of all these films is Monsieur Lazhar, one of the five nominees for best foreign language film of 2011.

Monsieur Lazhar is based on a play by Evelyne De La Cheneliere that consisted of a monologue by the character of Lazhar.

Then the door opened, the portiere was swept aside, and Anselme announced "Monsieur de Garnache."

Here is a chair, Monsieur Arden; but you can hardly see it until your eyes have grown a little accustomed to our crpuscula.

Monsieur,” growls the baron, “stone walls have ears, you say if only they had tongues; what tales these could tell!

Yet, Monsieur Arden, I have discovered some of the best treasures the house contained, and they are at present in this room.

I am afraid, Monsieur le Marquis, that I shall be interfering with your arrangements?

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