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Pompadour, Marquise de

Syllabification: Pom·pa·dour, Marquise de
Pronunciation: /ˈpämpəˌdôr, -ˌdo͝or, pôNpäˈdo͞or
 
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Definition of Pompadour, Marquise de in English:

( 1721–64), French noblewoman; known as Madame de Pompadour; born Jeanne Antoinette Poisson. In 1744, she became the mistress of Louis XV, gaining considerable influence at court.

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