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Syllabification: ar·moire
Pronunciation: /ärmˈwär, ˈärmˌwär

Definition of armoire in English:


A wardrobe or movable cabinet, typically one that is ornate or antique.
Example sentences
  • Storage: dining-room storage tends to come in the form of dressers, tall cupboards or armoires, and sideboards.
  • Shapely cabriole legs replaced straight ones on chairs, clocks, and case pieces - armoires, bookcases, and writing desks that were designed as storage.
  • After she had eaten, she rummaged around the room just long enough to find that there were eight chairs, two fairly good-sized tables, three desks, a bed, a bassinet, six footstools, and two armoires in the room.


late 16th century: from French, from Old French armarie (see ambry).

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