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[kloo-nee; French kly-nee] /ˈklu ni; French klüˈni/
a town in E France, N of Lyons: ruins of a Benedictine abbey. Unabridged
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  • The Musée Cluny was very near my hotel and I saw it plundered.

    Memoirs Charles Godfrey Leland
  • Examples of magnificent costumes of the order may be seen in the Cluny Museum.

    The Story of Paris Thomas Okey
  • This new party had its origin in the monastery of Cluny, from which it took its name.

  • The Cluny Museum has no claim to be considered a picture-gallery.

    Old and New Paris, v. 2 Henry Sutherland Edwards
  • The Htel Cluny preserves some of the best that were ever produced.

    Old and New Paris, v. 2 Henry Sutherland Edwards
  • And Cluny, a suburb of Paris, is the scene of this little opera.

    The Magic Curtain

    Roy J. Snell
  • What kind of Whiggish, canting talk is this, for the house of Cluny Macpherson?

    Kidnapped Robert Louis Stevenson
  • "Say nae mair, say nae mair," said Cluny, and pointed me to a bed of heather in a corner of the Cage.

    Kidnapped Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Now since the card question, everything I said or did had the power of annoying Cluny.

    Kidnapped Robert Louis Stevenson
  • In its setting, the Cluny Museum is one of the most delightful spots in Paris.

    Paris Vistas Helen Davenport Gibbons
British Dictionary definitions for Cluny


/ˈkluːnɪ; French klyni/
a town in E central France: reformed Benedictine order founded here in 910; important religious and cultural centre in the Middle Ages. Pop: 4376 (1999)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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