agrémens

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agrémens

(aˈɡreɪmɑ̃; French aɡremɑ̃)
pl n
1. an agreement, esp in terms of a government's official agreement to accept an ambassador from another country
2. music musical embellishments such as trills, arpeggios, etc
[C18: from French]
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References in classic literature ?
We all walked together and talked to the stout gentleman about the agremens of the place.
Il y auroit un moyen de s'en assurer, ce seroit de tenter de supprimer ces agremens qui forment contre sens & fatiguent les gens de gout."
Chour de Chambre de Namur; Les Agremens; David Van Bouwel/Jean Tubery.
For five weeks in March-April yet another circus troupe was in residence, led by the celebrated Parisian horseman Bastien Franconi, who was particularly welcome to the Hull News reviewer because he had 'brought with him to England all the main features and agremens of the original Cirque Olympique.
As the shades of night were commencing, we reluctantly turned homewards when other agremens met my eye--what but a grove of Nuytsia Floribunda!
Perhaps a more relevant gloss would refer to the musical sense of accent as illustrated by Francois Couperin's table des agremens where it is explained as a particular type of expressive pitch-fluctuation.
Though the decor is fantastic, the emotional climate is in fact quite grimly realistic: in both "le mariage, selon la coustume, finit tousles agremens de leur vie" (43) [marriage, as is the custom, ended all the pleasures of their lives].
Ce seront de veritables lecons de violon pour tous les Amateurs.' (33) The 1710 title-page's `l'on a joint les agremens des Adagio de cet ouvrage, composez par Mr.