chamade

chamade

[shuh-mahd]
noun Military Archaic.
a signal by drum or trumpet inviting an enemy to a parley.

Origin:
1675–85; < French < Portuguese chamada, equivalent to cham(ar) to sound (< Latin clamāre to shout; see claim) + -ada -ade1

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chamade (ʃəˈmɑːd)
 
n
military (formerly) a signal by drum or trumpet inviting an enemy to a parley
 
[C17: from French, from Portuguese chamada, from chamar to call, from Latin clamāre]

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