Pierre Ambroise François Choderlos de
[pyer ahn-brwaz frahn-swa shaw der-loh duh] /pyɛr ɑ̃ˈbrwaz frɑ̃ˈswa ʃɔ dɛrˈloʊ də/ (Show IPA), 1741–1803, French general and writer.
Pierre Choderlos de (pjɛr ʃɔdɛrlo də). 1741–1803, French soldier and writer, noted for his novel in epistolary form Les Liaisons dangereuses (1782)
[luh-koh-nee-uh] /ləˈkoʊ ni ə/ noun 1. an ancient country in the S part of Greece. Capital: Sparta. 2. a city in central New Hampshire. /ləˈkəʊnɪə/ noun 1. an ancient country of S Greece, in the SE Peloponnese, of which Sparta was the capital: corresponds to the present-day department of Lakonia
[luh-koh-nee-uh n] /ləˈkoʊ ni ən/ adjective 1. of or relating to ancient Laconia or its people. noun 2. a native or inhabitant of ancient Laconia. /ləˈkəʊnɪən/ noun 1. a native or inhabitant of Laconia, the ancient Greek country of which Sparta was the capital adjective 2. of or relating to Laconia or its inhabitants
[luh-kon-ik] /ləˈkɒn ɪk/ adjective 1. using few words; expressing much in few words; concise: a laconic reply. /ləˈkɒnɪk/ adjective 1. (of a person’s speech) using few words; terse adj. “concise, abrupt,” 1580s, probably via Latin Laconicus, from Greek Lakonikos, from Lakon “person from Lakonia,” the district around Sparta in southern Greece in ancient times, whose […]
[luh-kon-i-kuh m] /ləˈkɒn ɪ kəm/ noun, plural laconica [luh-kon-i-kuh] /ləˈkɒn ɪ kə/ (Show IPA) 1. the sudatorium of an ancient Roman bath.