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[German tser-maht] /German tsɛrˈmɑt/
a village in S Switzerland, near the Matterhorn: resort. 5315 feet (1620 meters) above sea level. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Thus we had a most reasonable expectation of reaching the Stockje that evening, and Zermatt early the next morning.

  • There were some fellows playing lawn-tennis at the hotel at Zermatt.

    Parkhurst Boys Talbot Baines Reed
  • I said a number of other things before the day was over, but we managed to get back to Zermatt without interference.

    My Life Josiah Flynt
  • We were approaching Zermatt; consequently, we were approaching the renowned Matterhorn.

    A Tramp Abroad, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • The reader has just seen what a man who undertakes the great ascent from Zermatt to the Riffelberg Hotel must experience.

    A Tramp Abroad, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • A walk from St. Nicholas to Zermatt is a wonderful experience.

    A Tramp Abroad, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • She went up from the Zermatt side, returning the same way, July 22, 1871.

    The Spell of Switzerland Nathan Haskell Dole
  • The graveyard in Zermatt occupies only about one-eighth of an acre.

    A Tramp Abroad, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • A stronger and more experienced party would undoubtedly have reached 280 Zermatt without misfortune.

    True Tales of Mountain Adventures Mrs. Aubrey Le Blond
British Dictionary definitions for Zermatt


a village and resort in S Switzerland, in Valais canton at the foot of the Matterhorn: cars are not allowed in the area. Pop: 5988 (2000)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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