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Marie Antoinette

[muh-ree an-twuh-net, an-tuh-; French ma-ree ahn-twa-net] /məˈri ˌæn twəˈnɛt, ˌæn tə-; French maˈri ɑ̃ twaˈnɛt/
noun
1.
(Joséphe Jeanne Marie Antoinette) 1755–93, queen of France 1774–93: wife of Louis XVI; executed in the French Revolution (daughter of Maria Theresa; sister of Joseph II, Leopold II).

Antoinette

[an-twuh-net, -tuh-; French ahn-twa-net] /ˌæn twəˈnɛt, -tə-; French ɑ̃ twaˈnɛt/
noun
1.
Marie
[muh-ree;; French ma-ree] /məˈri;; French maˈri/ (Show IPA),
1755–93, queen of France 1774–93: wife of Louis XVI.
2.
a female given name: derived from Antoine.
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British Dictionary definitions for Marie Antoinette

Marie Antoinette

/French mari ɑ̃twanɛt/
noun
1.
1755–93, queen of France (1774–93) by marriage to Louis XVI of France. Her opposition to reform during the Revolution contributed to the overthrow of the monarchy; guillotined

Antoinette

/French ɑ̃twanɛt/
noun
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Word Origin and History for Marie Antoinette

queen consort of Louis XVI (1755-1793); as a decorative style, from 1925.

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Marie Antoinette in Culture
Marie Antoinette [(muh-ree an-twuh-net, an-tuh-net)]

A French queen, born in Austria, who was beheaded on the guillotine during the French Revolution. Her husband, King Louis XVI, was also beheaded.

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