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[mawn-mar-truh] /mɔ̃ˈmar trə/
a hilly section in the N part of Paris, France: noted for the artists who have frequented and lived in the area. Unabridged
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  • But for my own part I'm well pleased at it, for it often enables me to go to Montmartre and work at my old little table.

  • At Montmartre carriages were requisitioned and taxi-cabs were at a premium.

    Fantmas Pierre Souvestre
  • True indeed everywhere, but particularly true on Montmartre.

    A Wanderer in Paris E. V. Lucas
  • The body was to be laid in M. Dorine's tomb, in the cemetery of Montmartre.

    A Struggle For Life Thomas Bailey Aldrich
  • Thus the Panthéon, like Montmartre, fell almost without a struggle.

  • The fair-ground of Montmartre was in full swing when Brett arrived there.

  • She had left the high Montmartre cottage and had come down to keep house for Peter, his being a very simple menage.

    The Purple Heights Marie Conway Oemler
  • On Montmartre there is a picturesque, crowded spot that is pure Algiers.

    The Nabob, Vol. 2 (of 2) Alphonse Daudet
  • General Susbielle marched on Montmartre with two brigades about 6,000 men strong.

British Dictionary definitions for Montmartre


/French mɔ̃martrə/
a district of N Paris, on a hill above the Seine: the highest point in the city; famous for its associations with many artists
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Word Origin and History for Montmartre

district in Paris, from Latin Mons Martyrum "Martyrs' Mount," in reference to St. Denis, first bishop of Paris, beheaded here with two companions in 258. The older name was Mons Mercurii.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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