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.
    • 1795–1797, Edmund Burke, “(please specify |letter=1 to 4)”, in [Letters on a Regicide Peace], London: [Rivington]:
      they told him to think no more of the matter , and to try his fortune in another promenade
    • 1921, Charles Chaplin, The Kid:
      His morning promenade.
      Intertitle
    • 2022 September 6, Fiona Shepherd, “Music review: Arcade Fire, Hydro, Glasgow”, in The Scotsman[1]:
      Down in the arena, though, it was business as semi-normal with the band members making their traditional promenade through the crowd to a small in-the-round stage with a colourful player piano taking up most of the room.
  3. A place where one takes a walk for leisurely pleasure, or for exercise, especially a terrace by the seaside.
    Synonyms: esplanade, parade
    • 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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Verb[edit]

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

  1. To walk for amusement, show, or exercise.
    Synonym: parade
  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

Noun[edit]

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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