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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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  • There's a girl at Montmartre at this very moment—a girl he's set up in a restaurant.

  • Once a week they now met at Montmartre, as they had formerly done at Neuilly.

  • They had had some sheep's trotters at Chez Thomas at Montmartre.

    L'Assommoir Emile Zola
  • Montmartre at ten that evening was just beginning to awaken.

    Kent Knowles: Quahaug Joseph C. Lincoln
  • They over-streamed the sides of Montmartre, as ants washed away by water.

    Melomaniacs James Huneker
  • Tom, it appeared, had a studio and bedroom up in Montmartre.

    A Great Man Arnold Bennett
  • On Montmartre I know a picturesque and crowded corner which is simply Algiers.

    The Nabob Alphonse Daudet
  • At one time she lived with a man on the ground-floor at Montmartre.

    Ten Tales Franois Coppe
  • The next morning at the appointed hour, Cuthbert went up to Montmartre.

    A Girl of the Commune George Alfred Henty
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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