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  • adj. Resembling or relating to the sounds of French.
  • adj. Pertaining to speakers of French.


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  • All of the "Francophonic" cuts present sweet choruses, tart horn sections and the great sorcerer's guitar swirling through everything, presenting Franco as he always wanted to be - larger than life, stronger than death.

    Franco: Africa's First Modern Pop Superstar

  • (Soundbite of song "Lisolo Ya Adamo Na Nzambe") CHRISTGAU: "Francophonic" emphasizes the provocative spirit that helped make Franco a Congo hero, an African hero.

    A 'Francophonic' Take On Congolese Pop

  • (Soundbite of song "Bato Ya Mabe Batondi Mboka") CHRISTGAU: That song appears on "Francophonic," a brand-new, two-CD set that's the best showcase Franco has ever had anywhere.

    A 'Francophonic' Take On Congolese Pop

  • Which means I'm allowed to show you this video of him enthusiastically wiggling his body parts on stage with some Francophonic band.

    Video: Donald Brashear shakes it on stage

  • Even so, two recent collections, "Francophonic Volume 1 and Volume 2," make a powerful case through music and performance alone that Franco was an irresistible force - the sorcerer of the guitar, as he was called.

    Franco: Africa's First Modern Pop Superstar

  • (Soundbite of song, "Azda") FRANCO: (Singing) (Foreign language spoken) MILES: The "Francophonic" collections feature the most vibrant, full sound of any Franco releases, particularly in the vintage sides.

    Franco: Africa's First Modern Pop Superstar

  • Humbert Humbert describes his hyperbolically large erection as "a foot of engorged brawn," and he reports Dolly Haze's blunter mode of speech with Francophonic delicacy: "'I said no, I'm just not going to [she used, in all insouciance really, a disgusting slang term which, in a literal French translation, would be souffler] your beastly boys'."

    Lolita At 50, And Forever Young

  • (Soundbite of song "Azda") NORRIS: The collection from Franco is called "Francophonic."

    A 'Francophonic' Take On Congolese Pop

  • I know there was at least one other Louise perched somewhere up in the Francophonic limbs of the family tree, but I didn't know her.

    "Freak Street"

  • Just imagine what an important question that must be for all those Francophonic lyricists … could you use ‘fauteuil’ and ‘millefeuille’ in rhyming couplets in French ?



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