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marque 1

Pronunciation: /märk/

noun

A make of car, as distinct from a specific model.
Example sentences
  • It follows on from his current BMW, Mitsubishi, Fiat and Alfa Romeo franchises and neatly complements the current model ranges of those marques.
  • He has 155 previous convictions, mostly for stealing cars, and has a knowledge of car marques and specifications which few can match.
  • Much of this has been concerned with the production of automobiles, and alongside a veritable library of antiquarian books about specific marques there are a handful of excellent scholarly histories of individual manufacturers.

Origin

Early 20th century: from French, back-formation from marquer 'to brand', of Scandinavian origin.

Words that rhyme with marque

arc, ark, Bach, bark, barque, Braque, Clark, clerk, dark, embark, hark, impark, Iraq, Ladakh, Lamarck, lark, macaque, marc, mark, narc, nark, Newark, park, quark, sark, shark, snark, spark, stark, Vlach

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marque 2

Pronunciation: /märk/

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