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1. often Carmagnole A lively song and accompanying dance popular among radical republicans during the French Revolution.
2. A short jacket worn especially by French revolutionaries.
[French, from French dialectal (Dauphiné, Savoy) carmagniôla , a style of coat worn by peasants on formal occasions, probably after Carmagnola, a city in the Piedmont region of Italy.]
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carmagnole(ˌkɑːmənˈjəʊl; French karmaɲɔl)
1. (Dancing) a dance and song popular during the French Revolution
2. (Historical Terms) the costume worn by many French Revolutionaries, consisting of a short jacket with wide lapels, black trousers, a red liberty cap, and a tricoloured sash
[C18: from French, probably named after Carmagnola, Italy, taken by French Revolutionaries in 1792]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. a dance and song popular during the French Revolution.
a. a loose jacket with wide lapels worn by the French revolutionists.
b. a costume composed of this jacket, black pantaloons, and a red liberty cap.
[1790–1800; < French]
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