Rouget de Lisle

or Rou·get de I'Isle

[ roo-zhe duh leel ]
/ ruˈʒɛ də ˈlil /

noun

Claude Joseph [klohd zhaw-zef] /kloʊd ʒɔˈzɛf/, 1760–1836, French army officer and composer of songs: wrote and composed Marseillaise.
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British Dictionary definitions for rouget de lisle

Rouget de Lisle

/ (French ruʒɛ də lil) /

noun

Claude Joseph (klod ʒozɛf). 1760–1836, French army officer: composer of the Marseillaise (1792), the French national anthem
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