chamade

noun
cha·​made | \ shəˈmäd \
plural -s

Definition of chamade

: a drum or trumpet signal for a parley with the enemy

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History and Etymology for chamade

French, probably from Portuguese chamada, from chamar to call, from Latin clamare to cry out

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“Chamade.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chamade. Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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