Carmagnole

Part of speech: noun

A wild dance and song of the French revolutionists of 1789.

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Usage examples "carmagnole":

  1. The first crash of the orchestra launches us into " La Carmagnole," whose melody provides the thematic orchestral substratum for nearly the entire first scene. - "A Second Book of Operas", Henry Edward Krehbiel.
  2. He was thinking out a design,- for a sansculotte, in red cap and carmagnole, who was to supersede the discredited knave of spades in his pack of cards. - "The Gods are Athirst", Anatole France.
  3. But, in truth, the tree was too lofty to have a red cap placed on its top, or a carmagnole danced beneath it. - "The Prose Writings of Heinrich Heine", Heinrich Heine.