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Definition of "plaisance" [plai•sance]

  • Pleasance (a pleasure ground laid out with shady walks, trees and shrubs, statuary, and ornamental water). (noun)

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Use "plaisance" in a sentence
  • "The herald called out, “His Majesty the King has just entered the list and will now joust, à la plaisance, with Sir Henry Norris.”"
  • "Miss Cantillon, who was within hearing of this, and had seemed to be highly taken with the baro-net, could hardly let her eyes be civil to me; and yet her really pretty mouth, occasionally, worked it-self into forced smiles, and an affectation of com — plaisance."
  • "Dropping the flap he ran along toward where the plaisance terminated at the lake and a small ferris wheel revolved slowly against the sky."
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