noun car·touche \kär-ˈtüsh\
variants: or less commonly


Definition of cartouche

  1. 1 :  a gun cartridge with a paper case

  2. 2 :  an ornate or ornamental frame

  3. 3 :  an oval or oblong figure (as on ancient Egyptian monuments) enclosing a sovereign's name

Origin and Etymology of cartouche

Medieval French cartouche, from Italian cartoccio, from carta

First Known Use: 1548

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