Definition of tzigane in English:


Line breaks: tzi|gane
Pronunciation: /tsɪˈgɑːn

noun (plural same or tziganes)

  • A Hungarian Gypsy: [as modifier]: tzigane musicians
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    • ‘It does sound a bit tzigane [French for Roma Gypsies],’ Arbez concedes. ‘You don't know whether it's happy or unhappy.’
    • Then back to the city and its vivid smells, the wail of tzigane orchestras, the little dancer of the Orpheum - what was her name?


mid 18th century: from French, from Hungarian c(z)igány.

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