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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [flam-boh]
    • /ˈflæm boʊ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [flam-boh]
    • /ˈflæm boʊ/

Definitions of flambeaux word

  • noun plural flambeaux a flaming torch. 1
  • noun plural flambeaux a torch for use at night in illuminations, processions, etc. 1
  • noun plural flambeaux a large, decorated candlestick. 1
  • noun plural flambeaux an ornament having the form of a flaming torch. 1
  • noun flambeaux Plural form of flambeau. 1
  • noun flambeaux plural of flambeau. 0

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Origin of flambeaux

First appearance:

before 1625
One of the 42% oldest English words
1625-35; < French: torch, derivative of Old French flambe flame

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Parts of speech for Flambeaux


flambeaux popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 65% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
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Synonyms for flambeaux

noun flambeaux

  • lamp — any of various devices furnishing artificial light, as by electricity or gas. Compare fluorescent lamp, incandescent lamp.
  • beacon — A beacon is a light or a fire, usually on a hill or tower, which acts as a signal or a warning.
  • lantern — a transparent or translucent, usually portable, case for enclosing a light and protecting it from the wind, rain, etc.
  • incendiary — used or adapted for setting property on fire: incendiary bombs.
  • light — a light product, as a beer or cigarette.

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