francophone

adjective, often capitalized
fran·​co·​phone | \ ˈfraŋ-kə-ˌfōn How to pronounce francophone (audio) , -kō- \

Definition of francophone

: of, having, or belonging to a population using French as its first or sometimes second language

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Other Words from francophone

Francophone noun

Examples of francophone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The book focuses on Le Cercle Harmonique, the francophone séance circle of Henry Louis Rey (1831-1894), a Creole of color who was a key civil rights activist, author and Civil War and Reconstruction leader. Staff Reports, NOLA.com, "Voter forums in St. Bernard and New Orleans and more metro-area community news," 7 Oct. 2020 The book focuses on Le Cercle Harmonique, the francophone séance circle of Henry Louis Rey (1831-1894), a Creole of color who was a key civil rights activist, author and Civil War and Reconstruction leader. Staff Reports, NOLA.com, "Voter forums in St. Bernard and New Orleans and more metro-area community news," 7 Oct. 2020 The book focuses on Le Cercle Harmonique, the francophone séance circle of Henry Louis Rey (1831-1894), a Creole of color who was a key civil rights activist, author and Civil War and Reconstruction leader. Staff Reports, NOLA.com, "Voter forums in St. Bernard and New Orleans and more metro-area community news," 7 Oct. 2020 The book focuses on Le Cercle Harmonique, the francophone séance circle of Henry Louis Rey (1831-1894), a Creole of color who was a key civil rights activist, author and Civil War and Reconstruction leader. Staff Reports, NOLA.com, "Voter forums in St. Bernard and New Orleans and more metro-area community news," 7 Oct. 2020 The book focuses on Le Cercle Harmonique, the francophone séance circle of Henry Louis Rey (1831-1894), a Creole of color who was a key civil rights activist, author and Civil War and Reconstruction leader. Staff Reports, NOLA.com, "St. Bernard deputy honored for saving woman's life, and more metro-area community news," 30 Sep. 2020 The raucous francophone comic book series has been cleaned up for a new audience. Josephine Livingstone, The New Republic, "Asterix Comes to America," 16 June 2020 But for all its financial soundness, Bombardier’s exit from its marquee project marks the end of ambitious plans that once were a source of pride in the largely francophone province. Paula Sambo, Bloomberg.com, "Bombardier Speeds Dismemberment with A220 Deal, Other Talks," 7 May 2020 If the francophone name wasn’t a tipoff, Air Caraibes mainly services the French Caribbean islands and is based on the French department of Guadeloupe. Jessica Puckett, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Safest Airlines for Island Hopping in the Caribbean," 3 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of francophone

1962, in the meaning defined above

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“Francophone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/francophone. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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