- An example of noyade were the mass drowning executions during the Reign of Terror in Nantes during the French Revolution.
- An example of noyade is how many women were killed during the Salem witch hunts.
Noyade is the act of putting someone to death by drowning.
a mass execution of persons by drowning, as practiced at Nantes, France, during the Reign of Terror (1794)
Origin of noyadeFrench from noyer, to drown from Classical Latin necare, to kill (in LL, to drown): see necro-
- day one
- one day
From French noyade.