ar·​moire | \ ärm-ˈwär How to pronounce armoire (audio) , Southern also ˈär-mər \

Definition of armoire

: a usually tall cupboard or wardrobe

Examples of armoire in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The kitchen is open to a family room with a cathedral beamed ceiling, golf course views and a fireplace flanked by decorative armoires. Dallas News, "Cindy O’Gorman presents estate with golf course, creek views," 18 Jan. 2020 The silver armoire is by James Mont, a Turkish-American midcentury designer whose layered finishes Sui loves. Vanessa Lawrence, ELLE Decor, "Tour Anna Sui’s Stunning Greenwich Village Apartment," 7 Aug. 2019 The house last week looked as if everyone had left it for the day, with beds made, clothes hanging in closets and an armoire, linen folded neatly in an upstairs closet, the kitchen table cleared. Sig Christenson,, "Family fled sewage-contaminated house on San Antonio base," 24 Nov. 2019 Guest rooms are simple: white tile floors, wooden armoires, crisp linen. Stephen Heyman, Condé Nast Traveler, "A Road Trip Through Auvergne’s Natural Wineries and Charming Bistros," 11 Nov. 2019 There were Disney characters blazoned on the curtains, the soap, the armoire. James Marcus, The New Yorker, "A Dark Ride," 29 Oct. 2019 In one room an object that looks like a mirrored wooden armoire lies on its back, as if marooned. The Economist, "Kevin Kwan, the quiet man behind “Crazy Rich Asians”," 9 Aug. 2019 Jurors saw pictures of the hydroponic marijuana-growing system found inside a brown, wooden armoire in Chad and Margaret Amato’s bathroom. Michael Williams,, "Grant Amato trial: Prosecution rests; defense says Chuluota man accused of killing his family will ‘probably’ testify," 12 July 2019 Green glass demijohns sit atop an antique armoire that Colby picked up from a secondhand store. Garrett Snyder,, "A first look at Antico, Chad Colby’s ode to rustic Italian cooking," 11 June 2019

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First Known Use of armoire

1571, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for armoire

Middle French, from Old French armaire, from Latin armarium, from arma

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The first known use of armoire was in 1571

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16 Feb 2020

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“Armoire.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of armoire

: a tall piece of furniture that usually has two doors and that is used to store things (such as clothes)

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