Definition of Rouen in English:


proper noun

  • A port on the River Seine in NW France, capital of Haute-Normandie; population 110,276 (2006). Rouen was in English possession from the time of the Norman Conquest until captured by the French in 1204, and again 1419–49; in 1431 Joan of Arc was tried and burnt at the stake there.



/French ʀwɑ̃//ˈruːɒn/