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promenade

verb prom·e·nade \ ˌprä-mə-ˈnād , -ˈnäd \

Definition of promenade

promenaded; promenading
intransitive verb
1 :to take or go on a promenade
2 :to perform a promenade in a dance
transitive verb
:to walk about in or on

promenader

noun

Examples of promenade in a Sentence

  1. They promenaded along the beach.

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Origin and Etymology of promenade


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promenade

noun

Definition of promenade

1 :a place for strolling
2 :a leisurely walk or ride especially in a public place for pleasure or display
3 a :a ceremonious opening of a formal ball consisting of a grand march of all the guests
b :a figure in a square dance in which couples move counterclockwise in a circle

Examples of promenade in a Sentence

  1. They went for a promenade around town.

  2. a beautifully landscaped park with a wide promenade along the riverside

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Origin and Etymology of promenade

French, from promener to take for a walk, from Middle French, alteration of Old French pourmener, from pour- completely (from Latin pro-) + mener to lead — more at pro-, amenable

promenade Synonyms

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PROMENADE Defined for English Language Learners

promenade

verb

Definition of promenade for English Language Learners

  • : to walk in a public place for pleasure


promenade

noun

Definition of promenade for English Language Learners

  • : a public place for walking especially along a beach

  • : a walk taken in a public place for pleasure


PROMENADE Defined for Kids

promenade

noun prom·e·nade \ ˌprä-mə-ˈnād , -ˈnäd \

Definition of promenade for Students

1 :a walk or ride for pleasure or to be seen
2 :a place for walking


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