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torsade

[ tawr-sahd, -seyd ]
/ tɔrˈsɑd, -ˈseɪd /
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noun
a twisted cord.
any ornamental twist, as of velvet.
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Origin of torsade

1880–85; <French: twisted fringe, equivalent to tors twisted (see torse) + -ade-ade1
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British Dictionary definitions for torsade

torsade
/ (tɔːˈseɪd) /

noun
an ornamental twist or twisted cord, as on hats

Word Origin for torsade

C19: from French, from obsolete tors twisted, from Late Latin torsus, from Latin torquēre to twist
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