adjective Usage: often capitalized Date: 1962 of, having, or belonging to a population using French as its first or sometimes second language • Francophone noun

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  • francophone — [ frɑ̃kɔfɔn ] adj. et n. • 1880, répandu v. 1960; de franco et phone 1 ♦ Qui parle habituellement le français, au moins dans certaines circonstances de la communication, comme langue première ou seconde. Les Africains francophones. ♢ (En parlant… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Francophone — Francophone, Francophonic Francophonicprop. a. Able to communicate in the French language; used especially of those whose native language is French. Syn: French speaking. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Francophone — 1900, from FRANCO (Cf. Franco ) + PHONE (Cf. phone) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Francophone — [fraŋ′kə fōn΄] [also f ] adj. [ FRANCO + Gr phōnē, a voice] of or having to do with speakers of French n. a person who speaks French Francophonic [fraŋ΄kōfän′ik] adj …   English World dictionary

  • Francophone — Francophonie Le drapeau de la Francophonie représente les 5 continents La francophonie désigne un ensemble d États et gouvernements ayant le français en commun. Sommaire …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Francophone — The adjective francophone (alternately Francophone) means French speaking, typically as primary language, whether referring to individuals, groups, or places. Often, the word is used as a noun to describe a natively French speaking person. [… …   Wikipedia

  • Francophone — Fran|co|phone francophone [ˈfræŋkəuˌfəun US kouˌfoun] adj [Date: 1900 2000; Origin: Franco + Greek phone voice ] having French as a first or main language Francophone countries/nations/communities >Francophone n …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • francophone — fran|co|phone [ fræŋkə,foun ] adjective speaking French as the main language. Someone who is francophone can be called a francophone …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • francophone — adjective 1 having a French speaking population: francophone countries 2 from a French speaking country or population: francophone African literature …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • francophone — UK [ˈfræŋkəʊˌfəʊn] / US [ˈfræŋkəˌfoʊn] adjective speaking French as the main language. Someone who is francophone can be called a francophone …   English dictionary

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