Definition of retraite in English:

retraite

noun

  • 1The state of being in seclusion, devoting oneself to prayer, study, or meditation.

  • 2Military. Chiefly in France or in French contexts: a piece of music played to mark the end of a celebration, or to signal the end of the day.

Origin

Early 19th century (in an earlier sense). From French retraite.

Pronunciation

retraite

/rəˈtrɛt/