Definition of Quatorze Juillet in US English:

Quatorze Juillet

noun

  • The anniversary of the storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789, celebrated as a national holiday in France; Bastille Day.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Overland Monthly. From French Quatorze Juillet, lit. ‘fourteenth of July’ from quatorze + juillet July, alteration of juignet July, after juil.

Pronunciation

Quatorze Juillet

/kəˈtɔːz ʒwiːˈeɪ/