See also: Promenade
- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈpɹɒmənɑːd/, /pɹɒməˈnɑːd/, (rare) /ˈpɹɒməneɪd/, /pɹɒməˈneɪd/
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- (US) IPA(key): /pɹɑməˈneɪd/, /pɹɑməˈnɑd/
- Rhymes: -ɑːd, -eɪd
promenade (plural promenades)
- (formal) A prom (dance).
- A walk taken for pleasure, display, or exercise; a stroll.
- 2022 September 6, Fiona Shepherd, “Music review: Arcade Fire, Hydro, Glasgow”, in The Scotsman:
- 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.
- A place where one takes a walk for leisurely pleasure, or for exercise, especially a terrace by the seaside.
- 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.
- 2001, Alan Tate, “Parc des Buttes-Chaumont, Paris”, in Great City Parks, London, New York, N.Y.: Spon Press, published 2003, →ISBN, page 47, column 1:
- Haussmann’s remodelling brought about the boulevards, the building lots, the promenades and street planting that remain inimitably characteristic of Paris.
- A dance motion consisting of a walk, done while square dancing.
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place to walk
- To walk for amusement, show, or exercise.
- Synonym: parade
- 1834, L[etitia] E[lizabeth] L[andon], Francesca Carrara. […], volume I, London: Richard Bentley, […], (successor to Henry Colburn), →OCLC, 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."
- To perform the stylized walk of a square dance.
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promenade f (plural promenades)