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[reyduh-shoh-sey] /reɪdə ʃoʊˈseɪ/
noun, plural rez-de-chaussées
[reyduh-shoh-sey] /reɪdə ʃoʊˈseɪ/ (Show IPA).
street level; ground floor. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • A simple hard-pounded clay floor served the humble householder for his rez-de-chaussee.

  • The rez-de-chaussee was quickly in a blaze, the smoke poured in dense black volumes from the wounds in the front and roof.

    The Downfall Emile Zola
  • A villa, with green shutters, was occupied by their sharpshooters, who fired from the half-open windows of the rez-de-chaussee.

    The Downfall Emile Zola

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