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Pronunciation: /bɑ̃d/

Translation of bande in English:

nom féminin


bande amorce

  • (Photographie)
    leader tape

bande d'arrêt d'urgence


bande banalisée

bande dessinée

, BD (familier) Bande dessinée

Cultural Note: Bande dessinée

It plays a significant cultural role in France. More than a comic book or entertainment for the youth, it is a form of popular literature known as the neuvième art and celebrated annually at the Festival d'Angoulême. Cartoon characters such as Astérix, Lucky Luke, and Tintin are household names and older comic books are often collectors' items.

bande élastique

  • (Pharmacie)
    elastic bandage

bande d'essai

bande étalon

  • (Informatique)
    calibrating tape

bande de fréquences

bande de lecture

  • (Photographie)
    index print strip

bande molletière

bande originale

  • (Cinéma)
    original soundtrack

bande passante

bande perforée

bande publique

  • Citizens' band, CB

bande de roulement

bande rugueuse

bande sonore

bande Velpeau®

  • crepe bandage (anglais britannique)
    Ace bandage® (anglais américain)


apprendre quelque chose par la bande

to hear something on the grapevine

faire quelque chose par la bande

to do something in a roundabout way

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