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Definition of "mort" []

  • The note sounded on a hunting horn to announce the death of a deer. (noun)
  • A great number or quantity. (noun)
  • A call blown on a hunting horn to signify the death of the animal hunted (noun)

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Use "mort" in a sentence
  • "It was a sombre night, and as the unsuspecting prince rode up the Rue Vieille du Temple behind his little escort, humming a tune and playing with his glove, a band of assassins fell upon him from the shadow of the postern La Barbette, crying "_à mort, à mort_" and he was hacked to death."
  • "Maillart for answer smote at him, crying, "Traitor, _à mort, à mort_!""
  • "Anything with Mor, since mort is Latin for death: Mordred, Mordor,"