[kahr-muhn-yohl; French kar-ma-nyawl]
noun, plural carmagnoles [kahr-muhn-yohlz; French kar-ma-nyawl] .
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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carmagnole (ˌkɑːmənˈjəʊl, French karmaɲɔl)
1.  a dance and song popular during the French Revolution
2.  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]

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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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