Definition of Roncesvalles, Battle of in English:

Roncesvalles, Battle of

proper noun

  • A battle which took place in 778 at a mountain pass in the Pyrenees, near the village of Roncesvalles in northern Spain. The rearguard of Charlemagne's army was attacked by the Basques and massacred. French name Roncevaux /ʀɔ̃svo/.

Pronunciation

Roncesvalles, Battle of

/ˈrɒnsəval/