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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.

  • They over-streamed the sides of Montmartre, as ants washed away by water.

    Melomaniacs James Huneker
  • True indeed everywhere, but particularly true on Montmartre.

    A Wanderer in Paris E. V. Lucas
  • Tom, it appeared, had a studio and bedroom up in Montmartre.

    A Great Man Arnold Bennett
  • Thus the Panthéon, like Montmartre, fell almost without a struggle.

  • On Montmartre I know a picturesque and crowded corner which is simply Algiers.

    The Nabob Alphonse Daudet
  • 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
  • At Montmartre carriages were requisitioned and taxi-cabs were at a premium.

    Fantmas Pierre Souvestre
  • 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.

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