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Pluviose Syllabification: Plu·vi·ose
Pronunciation: /ˈplo͞ovēˌōs/
(also PluviôseplYˈvyôs)

Definition of Pluviose in English:


The fifth month of the French Republican calendar (1793–1805), originally running from January 20 to February 18.
Example sentences
  • Out went the old months - January to December - and in came Vendémiaire, Brumaire, Frimaire, Nivôse, Pluviôse, Ventôse, Germinal, Floréal, Prairial, Messidor, Thermidor and Fructidor.
  • An engraving of the Proclamation de la Republique Romaine, Le 27 Pluviose, An VI, depicts the monuments placed on the Capitol to mark the declaration of the Republic.
  • Nicolas and Claire were married on the 27th day of the month of Pluviose in the 11th year of the French Revolutionary calendar.


French Pluviôse, from Latin pluviosus 'relating to rain'.

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