torsade

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See also: torsadé

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French torsade.

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Noun[edit]

torsade (countable and uncountable, plural torsades)

  1. A decoration, especially on hats, made from twisted ribbon
    • Harper's Magazine
      the crown decked with torsades of pearls
  2. (pathology) torsade de pointes
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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From tors (twisted) +‎ -ade.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

torsade f (plural torsades)

  1. twist
  2. torsade (decoration)
  3. braid (of hair etc.)
  4. (architecture) cable moulding
  5. (knitting) cable

Verb[edit]

torsade

  1. inflection of torsader:
    1. first/third-person singular present indicative/subjunctive
    2. second-person singular imperative

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