noun. ['ˈbæstɪl, ˌbæˈstɪl'] a jail or prison (especially one that is run in a tyrannical manner).
- prison house
- bastille (French)
- bastilia (Latin)
Rhymes with Bastille
How do you pronounce bastille?
Pronounce bastille as ˌbæˈstɪl.
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noun. a fortress built in Paris in the 14th century and used as a prison in the 17th and 18th centuries; it was destroyed July 14, 1789 at the start of the French Revolution.
- French capital
- capital of France
- City of Light