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mouchoir

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Pronunciation: /ˈmuːʃwɑː
 
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Definition of mouchoir in English:

noun

rare
A handkerchief.
Example sentences
  • Mouchoirs were produced in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries to commemorate notable and royal events.
  • On her lap lay a mouchoir fragrant with millefleurs, and the last new novel was open in her hand.
  • An unidentified woman clutches a mouchoir while writing a sentimental family letter.

Origin

late 17th century: French, from late Latin muccare 'wipe one's nose', from Latin mucus 'mucus'.

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