distingué

adjective

dis·​tin·​gué ˌdēs-ˌtaŋ-ˈgā How to pronounce distingué (audio)
(ˌ)dis-;
di-ˈstaŋ-ˌgā
: distinguished especially in manner or bearing

Examples of distingué in a Sentence

had the distingué air of a senior diplomat

Word History

Etymology

French, from past participle of distinguer

First Known Use

1813, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of distingué was in 1813

Dictionary Entries Near distingué

Cite this Entry

“Distingué.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/distingu%C3%A9. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!