[ vee-yawn ]
/ viˈyɔ̃ /
Save This Word!
Fran·çois [frahn-swa], /frɑ̃ˈswa/, 1431–63?, French poet.
Jacques [zhahk], /ʒɑk/, Gaston Duchamp, 1875–1963, French painter.
CAN YOU ANSWER THESE COMMON GRAMMAR DEBATES?
There are grammar debates that never die; and the ones highlighted in the questions in this quiz are sure to rile everyone up once again. Do you know how to answer the questions that cause some of the greatest grammar debates?
Question 1 of 7
Which sentence is correct?
Words nearby Villon
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023
How to use Villon in a sentence
“A very grateful guest,” said Villon politely; and he drank in dumb show to his entertainer.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 4 (of 25)|Robert Louis Stevenson
He took Christina a very handsomely bound copy of Villon, of whom she was fond, and several volumes of new verse.The "Genius"|Theodore Dreiser
One of the most striking examples of what I mean is furnished by the poet Franois Villon, thief, house-breaker, and scape-gallows.Talks on Writing English|Arlo Bates
Auvers is somewhat doubtfully stated as being the birthplace of François Villon—that prince of vagabonds.The Automobilist Abroad|M. F. (Milburg Francisco) Mansfield
Certainly, Villon found, in this legitimate issue of his career, a very staggering and grave consideration.Familiar Studies of Men and Books|Robert Louis Stevenson
British Dictionary definitions for Villon
/ (French vijɔ̃) /
François (frɑ̃swa). born 1431, French poet. His poems, such as those in Le Petit testament (?1456) and Le Grand testament (1461), are mostly ballades and rondeaux, verse forms that he revitalized. He was banished in 1463, after which nothing more was heard of him
Jacques (ʒak), real name Gaston Duchamp. 1875–1963, French cubist painter and engraver
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012