Definition of Picard in English:

Picard

Line breaks: Pic¦ard
Pronunciation: /ˈpɪkɑːd
 
, pikaʀ/

noun

  • 1A native or inhabitant of Picardy.
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    • Henri Matisse, a Picard who abandoned a career in law for art, made his impact at the Autumn Salon in Paris in 1905.
    • I have many rememberances of a drunken Picard, trying to explain/defend the anomaly.
  • 2The dialect of French spoken in Picardy.
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    • Douai did not escape French cultural influence; the shift from Picard to Parisian French in the documentary record is a fairly obvious example, and the penetration of Roman law is another.
    • However, the same speaker reported that he could not understand his grandmother when she spoke Picard.
    • Most of them spoke Picard, Norman or Orléanais as well as French.

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  • Relating to Picardy, its inhabitants, or their dialect.
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    • The three of them are going at it in rapid-fire Picard accents, I can barely understand it so long as I don't attempt to actually speak.
    • The curve of the Picard horn, described as pringle-like, would also explain why these background blobs are elliptical, rather than circular.
    • When Guise heard that Henry was moving troops into the suburbs of the capital, he demanded that the Picard garrisons be withdrawn immediately.

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