follow Dictionary.com

Capitol vs. capital? What's the difference?

robe-de-chambre

[rawb-duh-shahn-bruh] /rɔb dəˈʃɑ̃ brə/
noun, plural robes-de-chambre
[rawb-duh-shahn-bruh] /rɔb dəˈʃɑ̃ brə/ (Show IPA).
French.
1.
a dressing gown.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for robe-de-chambre
Historical Examples
  • After throwing over his shoulders his robe-de-chambre Mr. Bennett asked, "Where do you think Livingstone is?"

    How I Found Livingstone Henry M. Stanley
  • Mercedes sat at the desk in her bedroom attired in a robe-de-chambre, and rapidly and feverishly wrote.

    Tante Anne Douglas Sedgwick
  • Throwing a large cashmere shawl over her robe-de-chambre, Mrs. Howe went reluctantly down stairs.

    Rose Clark Fanny Fern
British Dictionary definitions for robe-de-chambre

robe-de-chambre

/rɔbdəʃɑ̃brə/
noun (pl) robes-de-chambre (rɔbdəʃɑ̃brə)
1.
a dressing gown or bathrobe
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for robe-de-chambre

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for robe

6
7
Scrabble Words With Friends