Definition of cartouche
1 : a gun cartridge with a paper case
2 : an ornate or ornamental frame
3 : an oval or oblong figure (as on ancient Egyptian monuments) enclosing a sovereign's name
Variants of cartouche
Origin of cartouche
Middle French cartouche, from Italian cartoccio, from carta
First Known Use: 1548
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