Voltaire

biographical name

Vol·​taire vōl-ˈter How to pronounce Voltaire (audio)
väl-,
vȯl-
1694–1778 originally François-Marie Arouet French writer
Voltairean adjective
or Voltairian
vōl-ˈter-ē-ən How to pronounce Voltaire (audio)
väl-,
vȯl-

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“Voltaire.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Voltaire. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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