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

Other Words from francophone

Francophone noun

Examples of francophone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The show may have a francophone backdrop, but Emily in Paris star Ashley Park and makeup artist-hairstylist Carole Nicolas speak a language all their own. Dianna Mazzone, Allure, 19 Nov. 2021 Authorities in other parts of the francophone world may be more open to changing the language. Washington Post, 18 Nov. 2021 Nomad Education is a free mobile app which offers 350 academic certificates that helps more than 1 million francophone children every year to succeed in their studies, whatever their social, geographic or academic background. Michele Parmelee, Forbes, 21 Sep. 2021 He was born in 1949 to an aristocratic Parisian family who owned the majority of French newspapers in francophone North Africa. Jordan Runtagh, PEOPLE.com, 16 July 2021 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, 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, 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, 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, 7 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of francophone

1962, in the meaning defined above

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24 Nov 2021

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“Francophone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/francophone. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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