Definition of Picard in English:

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Picard

Pronunciation: /piˈkärd/

noun

1A native or inhabitant of Picardy.
Example sentences
  • Henri Matisse, a Picard who abandoned a career in law for art, made his impact at the Autumn Salon in Paris in 1905.
  • I have many rememberances of a drunken Picard, trying to explain/defend the anomaly.
2The dialect of French spoken in Picardy.
Example sentences
  • Douai did not escape French cultural influence; the shift from Picard to Parisian French in the documentary record is a fairly obvious example, and the penetration of Roman law is another.
  • However, the same speaker reported that he could not understand his grandmother when she spoke Picard.
  • Most of them spoke Picard, Norman or Orléanais as well as French.

adjective

Relating to Picardy, its inhabitants, or their dialect.
Example sentences
  • The three of them are going at it in rapid-fire Picard accents, I can barely understand it so long as I don't attempt to actually speak.
  • The curve of the Picard horn, described as pringle-like, would also explain why these background blobs are elliptical, rather than circular.
  • When Guise heard that Henry was moving troops into the suburbs of the capital, he demanded that the Picard garrisons be withdrawn immediately.

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Syllabification: Pi·card

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