envoy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French envoyé (envoy, messenger), from envoyer (send).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈɛn.vɔɪ/, /ˈɑn.vɔɪ/
  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɛn.vɔɪ/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

envoy (plural envoys)

  1. (law) a diplomatic agent of the second rank, next in status after an ambassador.
  2. a representative.
  3. a diplomat.
  4. a messenger.
  5. (poetry) Alternative spelling of envoi: a short stanza at the end of a poem

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