mar·​quise | \ mär-ˈkēz How to pronounce marquise (audio) \
plural marquises\ mär-​ˈkēz How to pronounce marquises (audio) , -​ˈkē-​zəz \

Definition of marquise

2 : marquee
3 : a gem or a ring setting or bezel usually elliptical in shape but with pointed ends

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Other styles include bezel-set diamonds in oval, marquise, or emerald cuts; elegant cigar bands; fully pavéd bands; and rings with three or seven diamonds across. Emily Farra, Vogue, "Introducing Ceremony, a New Line of Diamond Rings, Signets, and Pavé Bands to Celebrate “Love of All Kinds”," 10 May 2018 The new Alchemy collection focuses on four cuts—emerald, marquise, pear, and round—and how each speaks to and of a specific personality. Leah Melby Clinton, Town & Country, "When Jewelry Means Family," 9 Apr. 2018 Desserts include pecan carrot cake, caramel profiteroles, chocolate marquise cake, bread pudding, pineapple fritters and cupcakes, along with chocolate eggs. Bud Kennedy, star-telegram, "Bonnell's Waters in Fort Worth adds weekend seafood brunch | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 28 Mar. 2018 Scenes typically end with the marquise at a blackboard making hash marks beneath each word to tell which one has the advantage. John Monaghan, Detroit Free Press, "Review: 'Emilie' a perfect fit for Open Book Theatre," 18 Jan. 2018 Other trends include rose-gold settings, settings with small diamonds in the band and east-west settings, where an elongated stone such as princess cut or marquise is set sideways on the ring. Cynthia Billhartz Gregorian, kansascity, "Hey, Romeo: Popping the question but don’t know the answer? Here’s jewelers’ tip," 25 Jan. 2018 Above: An Edwardian platinum engagement ring with 3.56-carat Old European Diamond center stone flanked by eight round diamonds and an Edwardian marquise shape platinum engagement ring with three round diamonds from Stephanie Windsor Antiques. Marion Fasel, Harper's BAZAAR, "Everything You Need To Know About Buying a Vintage Engagement Ring," 11 Aug. 2017 Tucker writes with gusto about Marie-Madeleine d’Aubray, the marquise de Brinvilliers, who dosed her father and brothers with arsenic for forcibly separating her from her rogue lover. Marilyn Stasio, New York Times, "Paris Poisoners and a Pioneering Female Detective: Your True Crime Books for the Beach," 1 June 2017 For these vengeful deeds, the marquise had her head chopped off in a spectacular public execution. Marilyn Stasio, New York Times, "Paris Poisoners and a Pioneering Female Detective: Your True Crime Books for the Beach," 1 June 2017

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First Known Use of marquise

1503, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for marquise

French, feminine of marquis

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