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[kahr-muh n-yohl; French kar-ma-nyawl] /ˌkɑr mənˈyoʊl; French kar maˈnyɔl/
noun, plural carmagnoles
[kahr-muh n-yohlz; French kar-ma-nyawl] /ˌkɑr mənˈyoʊlz; French kar maˈnyɔl/ (Show IPA)
a dance and song popular during the French Revolution.
a man's loose jacket with wide lapels and metal buttons, worn during the French Revolution.
the costume of the French revolutionists, consisting chiefly of this jacket, black pantaloons, and a red liberty cap.
1790-1800; < French, after the name of a ceremonial jacket worn by peasants of Dauphiné and Savoy, named after Carmagnola, town in Piedmont, Italy Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for carmagnole


/ˌkɑːmənˈjəʊl; French karmaɲɔl/
a dance and song popular during the French Revolution
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
Word Origin
C18: from French, probably named after Carmagnola, Italy, taken by French Revolutionaries in 1792
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Encyclopedia Article for carmagnole

originally, a Piedmontese peasant costume (from the Italian town of Carmagnola) that was well known in the south of France and brought to Paris by the revolutionaries of Marseille in 1792.

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