[ ron-suh-valz; Spanish rawn-thes-vah-lyes ]
/ ˈrɒn səˌvælz; Spanish ˌrɔn θɛsˈvɑ lyɛs /
a village in N Spain, in the Pyrenees: defeat of part of Charlemagne's army and the death of Roland a.d.
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French Ronce·vaux [rawns-voh]. /rɔ̃sˈvoʊ/.
Words nearby Roncesvalles
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, rond de jambe
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022
How to use Roncesvalles in a sentence
Old knights were praying Charlemagne's prayer at Roncesvalles—that the day might lengthen while they hunted the Moslem.
His defeat at Roncesvalles was one of the most memorable events in his military history.
He went away to the wars, and during his absence, a false report came back that he was killed at Roncesvalles.
So through the sunny winter day the chivalry of England poured down through the dark pass of Roncesvalles to the plains of Spain.
British Dictionary definitions for Roncesvalles
/ (ˈrɒnsəˌvælz, Spanish rɔnθesˈβaʎes) /
a village in N Spain, in the Pyrenees: a nearby pass was the scene of the defeat of Charlemagne and death of Roland in 778French name: Roncevaux (rɔ̃svo)
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