Definition of en masse in English:

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en masse

Pronunciation: /än ˈmas/

adverb

In a group; all together: the board of directors resigned en masse
More example sentences
  • They came en masse to the city square to demonstrate against the Communist government.
  • Baked eggs are a lovely, easy dish to serve to company — especially when the company has arrived en masse.
Synonyms
(all) together, as a group, as one, en bloc, as a whole, wholesale;

Origin

Late 18th century: French, literally 'in a mass'.

Words that rhyme with en masse

alas, Alsace, amass, Bass, chasse, crass, crevasse, gas, Hamas, lass, mass, morass, sass, tarantass, tass, wrasse

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Syllabification: en masse

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