[ roo-ahn, -ahn; French rwahn ]
/ ruˈɑ̃, -ˈɑn; French rwɑ̃ /
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a city in and the capital of Seine-Maritime, in N France, on the Seine: famous cathedral; execution of Joan of Arc 1431.
one of a breed of domestic ducks resembling the wild mallard.
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Words nearby Rouen
Roubiliac, rouble, rouche, roucou, roué, Rouen, Rouen lilac, rougail, rouge, Rouge Croix, Rouge Dragon
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How to use Rouen in a sentence
Then it was on to Angouleme, recommended by a driver from Rouen.Michael Clinton: How to Become a Globe-Trotter|Michael Clinton|March 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Rouen is interesting for its antiquities, including several venerable and richly adorned Churches which I had no time to visit.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
M. Dambourney died at Rouen; distinguished as a merchant and a man of science.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
During the turmoil of the Revolution my grandfather lost his judicial post at Rouen.
We heard of fine open downs, and an occasional tempest, in the neighbourhood of Rouen.
A steamboat had just been put upon the Seine, to run between Havre and Rouen.Washington Irving|Henry W. Boynton
British Dictionary definitions for Rouen
/ (French rwɑ̃) /
a city in N France, on the River Seine: the chief river port of France; became capital of the duchy of Normandy in 912; scene of the burning of Joan of Arc (1431); university (1964). Pop: 106 592 (1999)
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