Valenciennes

noun

Va·​len·​ci·​ennes və-ˌlen(t)-sē-ˈen(z) How to pronounce Valenciennes (audio)
ˌva-lən-sē-
: a fine bobbin lace

Word History

Etymology

after valenciennes, France

First Known Use

1717, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Valenciennes was in 1717

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“Valenciennes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Valenciennes. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

Geographical Definition

Valenciennes

geographical name

Va·​len·​ci·​ennes və-ˌlen(t)-sē-ˈen(z) How to pronounce Valenciennes (audio)
city on the Schelde River in northern France population 43,335

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