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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [kahr-toosh]
    • /kɑrˈtuʃ/
    • /kɑːˈtuːʃ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kahr-toosh]
    • /kɑrˈtuʃ/

Definitions of cartouche word

  • noun cartouche a carved or cast ornamental tablet or panel in the form of a scroll, sometimes having an inscription 3
  • noun cartouche an oblong figure enclosing characters expressing royal or divine names in Egyptian hieroglyphics 3
  • noun cartouche the paper case holding combustible materials in certain fireworks 3
  • noun cartouche a cartridge or a box for cartridges 3
  • noun cartouche a scroll-like ornament or tablet, esp. as an architectural feature 3
  • noun cartouche on Egyptian monuments, an oval or oblong figure containing the hieroglyphs of the name of a ruler or deity 3

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Origin of cartouche

First appearance:

before 1605
One of the 40% oldest English words
1605-15; < Middle French < Italian cartoccio, equivalent to cart(a) paper (see carte) + -occio augmentative suffix

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Parts of speech for Cartouche


cartouche popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 71% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

cartouche usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for cartouche

noun cartouche

  • wheel — a circular frame or disk arranged to revolve on an axis, as on or in vehicles or machinery.
  • shell — a hard outer covering of an animal, as the hard case of a mollusk, or either half of the case of a bivalve mollusk.
  • cylinder — A cylinder is an object with flat circular ends and long straight sides.
  • ball — A ball is a round object that is used in games such as tennis, baseball, football, basketball, and cricket.
  • convolution — Convolutions are curves on an object or design that has a lot of curves.

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