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[sham-uh-nee, sham-uh-nee; French sha-maw-nee] /ˌʃæm əˈni, ˈʃæm ə ni; French ʃa mɔˈni/
a mountain valley in E France, N of Mont Blanc.
Also, Chamouni
[French sha-moo-nee] /French ʃa muˈni/ (Show IPA)
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  • When he reached Chamonix the next day he was so worn out that he slept twenty-four hours at a stretch.

    The Spell of Switzerland Nathan Haskell Dole
  • The guides I had chosen were all from Argentire, a village six kilometres from Chamonix.

    A Winter Amid the Ice Jules Verne
  • Here we breakfasted, and exchanged our carriage for one that had just conveyed a party from Chamonix.

  • And it will be a great thing for Chamonix, in the matter of attracting tourists.

    A Tramp Abroad, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • At ten o'clock the man in charge of the "Cabane," feeling uneasy at their not having arrived, sent to Chamonix for assistance.

  • He even said, once, that he wished there was a lunatic asylum in Chamonix.

    A Tramp Abroad, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • A frightful tragedy was once witnessed through the Chamonix telescopes.

    A Tramp Abroad, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
British Dictionary definitions for Chamonix


/ˈʃæmənɪ; French ʃamɔni/
a town in SE France, in the Alps at the foot of Mont Blanc: skiing and tourist centre. Pop: 9830 (1999)
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