torsade

[ tawr-sahd, -seyd ]
/ tɔrˈsɑd, -ˈseɪd /
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noun

a twisted cord.
any ornamental twist, as of velvet.

Nearby words

  1. torridly,
  2. torrify,
  3. torrijos herrera,
  4. torrijos herrera, omar,
  5. torrington,
  6. torsade de pointes,
  7. torse,
  8. torsel,
  9. torsi,
  10. torsibility

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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