Roncesvalles [ron-suh-valz; Spanish rawn-thes-vah-lyes] Examples noun

  1. a village in N Spain, in the Pyrenees: defeat of part of Charlemagne’s army and the death of Roland a.d.

French Ronce·vaux [rawns-voh] /rɔ̃sˈvoʊ/. Examples from the Web for roncesvalles Historical Examples of roncesvalles

  • To this came a challenging blast from the terrible horn of Roland—he of Roncesvalles.


    James Huneker

  • Yet even then they were at Roncesvalles, and the warning came too late.

    A Book of Myths

    Jean Lang

  • Meanwhile King Charles had entered the valley of Roncesvalles.

    Myths and Legends of All Nations


  • But Spain too claims part of the honour of the day of Roncesvalles.

    Hero-Myths & Legends of the British Race

    Maud Isabel Ebbutt

  • R-Roland of Roncesvalles, though he lost, yet did he win, said the peddler.

    Long Will

    Florence Converse

  • British Dictionary definitions for roncesvalles Roncesvalles noun

    1. a village in N Spain, in the Pyrenees: a nearby pass was the scene of the defeat of Charlemagne and death of Roland in 778French name: Roncevaux (rɔ̃svo)
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