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[ree-juh ns; French rey-zhahns]
adjective (often lowercase)
  1. noting or pertaining to the style of French furnishings and decoration of c1700–20, in which a transition occurs from the Baroque style of Louis XIV to the Rococo of Louis XV.
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Origin of Régence

< French, Middle French < Medieval Latin rēgentia regency
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Examples from the Web for regence

Historical Examples

  • An unconscionably long time when you have a delicious sole à la Regence getting cold on your hands.

    Through the Wall

    Cleveland Moffett

  • She took a chicken wing, and began to eat it daintily, together with one of those rolls called in Normandy "Regence."

  • She took the wing of a fowl and began to eat it daintily with one of those little rolls which they call "Regence" in Normandy.