re·​marque | \ ri-ˈmärk How to pronounce remarque (audio) \

Definition of remarque

1 : a drawn, etched, or incised scribble or sketch done on the margin of a plate or stone and removed before the regular printing
2 : a proof taken before remarques have been removed

Examples of remarque in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Each print also receives an original pencil remarque by the artist to assure its authenticity. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, 20 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of remarque

1882, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for remarque

French remarque remark, note, from Middle French, from remarquer

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“Remarque.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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Remarque biographical name

Re·​marque | \ rə-ˈmärk How to pronounce Remarque (audio) \

Definition of Remarque

Erich Maria 1898–1970 American (German-born) novelist


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