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promenade Line breaks: prom¦en|ade
Pronunciation: /ˌprɒməˈnɑːd/
/ˌprɒməˈneɪd/ /ˈprɒmənɑːd/ /ˈprɒməneɪd/

Definition of promenade in English:


1A paved public walk, typically one along the seafront at a resort.
Example sentences
  • The walk along the promenade to the more genteel Frinton-on-Sea is lined with beach huts, and the weather was good for taking photos.
  • It's little things like wanting to walk along the promenade at Scarborough which I can no longer do.
  • Over at Blue Anchor bay the tar on the road was melting and walking along the promenade was a hot-foot experience.
esplanade, front, seafront, parade, walk, boulevard, avenue, walkway, mall;
North American boardwalk;
in Spanish-speaking countriesalameda
British informal prom
1.1A leisurely walk, or sometimes a ride or drive, taken in a public place so as to meet or be seen by others: an evening promenade
More example sentences
  • It was a Saturday morning and the weather was picturesque, perfect for a promenade outdoors or a carriage ride through the hills, but not nearly idyllic enough for Isabella to step foot from her house.
  • After the beach promenade, which was an absolute blast, it was the last full day of school.
  • I was outside, having returned fifteen minutes ago from the morning promenade with Ally, dressed in my work clothes and doing maintenance on the flower beds.
North American paseo;
informal mosey
1.2(In country dancing) a movement in which couples follow one another in a given direction, each couple having both hands joined.
Example sentences
  • He asks his dancers to make twisted shapes that reconfigure human anatomy, and to perform difficult balances in forced arches, painstakingly slow promenades, impossibly deep, sustained lunges and plies.
  • They executed a perfect pirouette, a dip, and a promenade ending in a bow to the children; only Clara applauded but that appeared to be enough.
2North American archaic term for prom (sense 3).


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1Take a leisurely public walk, ride, or drive so as to meet or be seen by others: they promenaded along the waterfront
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  • A pair of seagulls were promenading along the balustrade that ran around the perimeter of the balcony garden, watching us with beady eyes.
  • I met him as he promenaded on Hill street in the late afternoon sun.
  • In fact, an estimated two to three thousand people were promenading along Hambantota harbour when the tidal wave struck.
walk, stroll, saunter, wander, amble, stretch one's legs, take a walk/stroll, go for a walk/stroll, take the air
informal mosey
rare perambulate
1.1 [with object] Take a promenade through (a place): people began to promenade the streets
More example sentences
  • So here's a thought: If you even wanted to stop, shop, visit, peruse, or promenade the streets of New York, this is the moment.
1.2 [with object] dated Escort (someone) about a place, especially so as to be seen by others: the governor of Utah promenades the daughter of the Maryland governor


Mid 16th century (denoting a leisurely walk in public): from French, from se promener 'to walk', reflexive of promener 'take for a walk'.

Words that rhyme with promenade

Assad, aubade, avant-garde, backyard, ballade, bard, Bernard, bombard, canard, card, charade, chard, couvade, croustade, Cunard, facade, glissade, guard, hard, ill-starred, interlard, lard, Montagnard, nard, pard, petard, pomade, regard, rodomontade, roulade, saccade, Sade, salade, sard, shard, unmarred, unscarred, yard

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