Definition of banquette in English:

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banquette

Pronunciation: /baNGˈket/

noun

1An upholstered bench along a wall, especially in a restaurant or bar.
Example sentences
  • Take one of the large banquettes along the walls and eye up the girls on the dance floor, or gaze from the balcony on boys below doing their breaks.
  • Lounge on inviting velvet banquettes, leather easy chairs or oversized ottomans and sip their divine cocktails.
  • Instead Currid's has attractively upholstered banquette seating and padded stools.
2A raised step behind a rampart.

Origin

Early 17th century (sense 2): from French, from Italian banchetta, diminutive of banca 'bench' (see bank2). sense 1 dates from the mid 19th century.

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Syllabification: ban·quette

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