feu de joie


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feu de joie

(fø də ʒwa)
n, pl feux de joie ()
(Military) a salute of musketry fired successively by each man in turn along a line and back
[C18: literally: fire of joy]
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After the flypast and a Feu de Joie - celebratory rifle fire - the six veterans attended an honorary lunch at the RAF Club in London's Piccadilly.
J'ai envie d'allumer un feu de joie Faire la fete jusqu'au matin Avec les rois et les malandrins Allumer des cierges et des bougies Inviter la sagesse et la folie Et danser, danser, danser Pour me sentir si bien Mais sans toi, Je n'ai envie de rien
It is only the second time a feu de joie has been fired in Her Majesty's reign.
After the service the Queen will attend a series of receptions before returning to Buckingham Palace in a carriage procession where she will appear on the balcony to watch the flypast and feu de joie rifle salute.
The climax of the training period is the sunset ceremony that includes a rarely-seen feu de joie, in which the cadets fire rifles into the air as part of a drill movement.
A feu de joie - a celebratory cascade of rifle fire - then rang out, only the second time the gun salute has been used during the Queen's reign.
The balcony appearance was rounded off with a Feu de Joie, and a rousing chorous of the National Anthem.
The Feu de Joie (celebratory cannon-firing) at Cardiff's Senedd building was watched by First Minister Rhodri Morgan.
Soldiers from every unit in Wales visited the capital for the Feu de Joie - a celebratory cannon firing - at the Senedd building for the launch of the centenary.
And the Queen's Guard will unleash a feu de joie - fire of joy - to the sound of the national anthem played by the Band of Irish Guards.
The feu de joie, the musketterija, the solfarelli d'aria, St Catherine's wheels (irdieden) and other forms of fireworks, originated from explosives that were lit from mortars on special occasions, such as the election of a Grand Master or the birth of a prince.