tor·​sade | \ tȯr-ˈsäd How to pronounce torsade (audio) , -ˈsād How to pronounce torsade (audio) \

Definition of torsade

: a twisted cord or ribbon used especially as a hat ornament

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Recent Examples on the Web The jewel, a torsade of rubies and emeralds and pearls, had been purchased years earlier. Stellene Volandes, Town & Country, "The Secret Stash of Jewels that Made Marella Agnelli's Iconic Beaded Necklace," 18 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of torsade

1872, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for torsade

French, from tors twisted, from Old French, from Vulgar Latin *torsus, alteration of Latin tortus, past participle of torquēre to twist

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“Torsade.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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