promenade

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French promenade, from promener (to walk).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈpɹɒmənɑːd/, /pɹɒməˈnɑːd/, (rare) /ˈpɹɒməneɪd/, /pɹɒməˈneɪd/
    • (file)
  • (US) IPA(key): /pɹɑməˈneɪd/, /pɹɑməˈnɑd/
  • Rhymes: -ɑːd, -eɪd

Noun[edit]

promenade (plural promenades)

  1. (formal) A prom (dance).
  2. A walk taken for pleasure, display, or exercise; a stroll.
  3. A place where one takes a walk for leisurely pleasure, or for exercise, especially a terrace by the seaside.
    • 1900, Sigmund Freud, The Interpretation of Dreams, Avon Books, (translated by James Strachey) pg. 235:
      The present dream in particular scarcely left any room for doubt, since the place where my patient fell was the Graben, a part of Vienna notorious as a promenade for prostitutes.
    • 1935, George Goodchild, chapter 5, in Death on the Centre Court:
      By one o'clock the place was choc-a-bloc. […] The restaurant was packed, and the promenade between the two main courts and the subsidiary courts was thronged with healthy-looking youngish people, drawn to the Mecca of tennis from all parts of the country.
  4. A dance motion consisting of a walk, done while square dancing.

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promenade (third-person singular simple present promenades, present participle promenading, simple past and past participle promenaded)

  1. To walk for amusement, show, or exercise.
    • 1834, Letitia Elizabeth Landon, Francesca Carrara, volume 1, pages 298-299:
      "The times are changed," said De Joinville, in a low tone to Francesca, "since Mademoiselle promenaded the terraces of the Louvre, with her fan ornamented with bunches of straw tied with blue riband, and half Paris shouting at the sight."
  2. To perform the stylized walk of a square dance.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French promenade.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌproː.məˈnaː.də/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: pro‧me‧na‧de
  • Rhymes: -aːdə

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promenade f (plural promenades or promenaden)

  1. promenade

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

promener +‎ -ade.

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promenade f (plural promenades)

  1. walk; stroll (walk for enjoyment)

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