fontange


fontange

fontange [fawn-tahnzh] ExamplesWord Origin noun, plural fon·tanges [fawn-tahnzh] /fɔ̃ˈtɑ̃ʒ/.

  1. Often fontanges. commode(def 4).

Origin of fontange 1680–90; French, named after Marie Angélique de Scorraille de Roussilles, Duchess of Fontanges (1661–81), mistress of Louis XIV Examples from the Web for fontange Historical Examples of fontange

  • Fontange, fong-tanzh′, n. a tall head-dress worn in the 17th and 18th centuries.

    Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 2 of 4: E-M)

    Various

  • There is no doubt that Fontange died by poison; she accused Montespan of being the cause of her death.

    The Memoirs of the Louis XIV. and The Regency, Complete

    Elizabeth-Charlotte, Duchesse d’Orleans

  • He then turned his attention to her companion, Fontange, who was also very pretty, but not very sensible.

    The Memoirs of the Louis XIV. and The Regency, Complete

    Elizabeth-Charlotte, Duchesse d’Orleans

  • The old woman feared there might be some among them to whom the King might take a fancy, as he had done to Ludre and Fontange.

    The Memoirs of the Louis XIV. and The Regency, Complete

    Elizabeth-Charlotte, Duchesse d’Orleans

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