orage

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Old French orage, from Vulgar Latin *aurāticum, derived from Latin aura (wind, breeze).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɔ.ʁaʒ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aʒ

Noun[edit]

orage m (plural orages)

  1. thunderstorm
    • 2022 June 10, “La météo du dimanche 12 juin : un temps ensoleillé mais lourd, des risques d'orage”, in Figaro:
      Quelques orages traverseront les régions du sud-ouest à l’est de la France.
      (please add an English translation of this quotation)
  2. storm, upset
  3. (literary) turmoil, tumult
  4. a device on an organ, which produces a "thunder" effect, usually by playing a large cluster chord on the pedalboard
    • 2016, Emmanuel Reibel, Nature et Musique, Fayard (publ.).
      Les orages sont alors très prisés pour mettre en valeur les nouvelles possibilités techniques des instruments : []
      (please add an English translation of this quotation)

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Descendants[edit]

  • Romanian: oraj

Further reading[edit]

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Vulgar Latin *aurāticum, derived from Latin aura (wind, breeze). By surface analysis, ore +‎ -age.

Noun[edit]

orage oblique singularm (oblique plural orages, nominative singular orages, nominative plural orage)

  1. storm; tempest

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