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[kler-mawn-fe-rahn] /klɛr mɔ̃ fɛˈrɑ̃/
a city in and the capital of Puy-de-Dôme, in central France.


[pwee-duh-dohm] /pwi dəˈdoʊm/
a mountain in central France. 4805 feet (1465 meters).
a department in central France. 3095 sq. mi. (8015 sq. km).
Capital: Clermont-Ferrand. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for Clermont-Ferrand
Historical Examples
  • Its the man who was at the inn at Clermont-Ferrand, and who offered to be our guide.

  • To motorists Clermont-Ferrand is about the most important city in France.

    The Car That Went Abroad

    Albert Bigelow Paine
  • Dane can take you in the car to Clermont-Ferrand this afternoon.

    The Motor Maid

    Alice Muriel Williamson and Charles Norris Williamson
  • I told her, waving a hand in the direction of Clermont-Ferrand.

    The Mountebank William J. Locke
  • Alfred had much difficulty in making him understand that it would be much better to use post-horses as far as Clermont-Ferrand.

  • The route from here on leads over the high mountain table-lands until the valley of Clermont-Ferrand comes in view far below us.

    Winged Wheels in France Michael Myers Shoemaker
  • Clermont-Ferrand was only about twelve miles from Riom, Rouher's native town.

    An Englishman in Paris

    Albert D. (Albert Dresden) Vandam
  • The route vi Bordeaux is equally expeditious; that by way of Clermont-Ferrand less so, but more picturesque.

    The Mediterranean

    T. G. (Thomas Gray) Bonney, E. A. R. Ball, H. D. Traill, Grant Allen, and Arthur Griffiths
  • In the suburbs of Clermont-Ferrand a Niagara is installed on an iron tower, 100 feet high.

    Meteorology Charles Fitzhugh Talman
  • True, her world did not extend beyond a few miles from Clermont-Ferrand; but I fancy she might have gone further and fared worse.

    An Englishman in Paris

    Albert D. (Albert Dresden) Vandam
British Dictionary definitions for Clermont-Ferrand


/French klɛrmɔ̃fɛrɑ̃/
a city in S central France: capital of Puy-de-Dôme department; industrial centre. Pop: 137 140 (1999)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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