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chalet

[ sha-ley, shal-ey; French shah-le ]

noun

, plural cha·lets [sha-, leyz, shal, -eyz, shah-, le].
  1. a herdsman's hut in the Swiss Alps.
  2. a kind of farmhouse, low and with wide eaves, common in Alpine regions.
  3. any cottage, house, ski lodge, etc., built in this style.


chalet

/ ʃalɛ; ˈʃæleɪ /

noun

  1. a type of wooden house of Swiss origin, typically low, with wide projecting eaves
  2. a similar house used esp as a ski lodge, garden house, etc


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Word History and Origins

Origin of chalet1

1810–20; < French, SwissF, equivalent to *chale shelter (cognate with Old Provençal cala cove 1 ) + -et -et

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Word History and Origins

Origin of chalet1

C19: from French (Swiss dialect)

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Example Sentences

They lived together, along with Laurel’s vaccinated husband and Sam’s unvaccinated boyfriend, in a tumbledown chalet above an artificial lake outside Charleston.

The birds ignore the chalet, which has again gone unrented, like an Airbnb with a one-star rating.

His locations have had to use creative Covid-driven workarounds just to bring in even a fraction of the typical sales, including glass-walled chalets on the sidewalk to give diners an indoor feel outdoors.

From Fortune

So, the 47-year-old, along with his wife and their three children, left a pandemic-stricken Paris for the relative isolation of France’s Haute-Savoie region, where the family owns an early-1800s chalet.

All I wanted to do was return to the chalet and find Heidi, apron on, blond hair tied into her signature fun bun, telling us to dig in.

One lady claimed she had a “magical connection” to Harry after a video of Blondie played in a Swiss chalet she was staying in.

Prince Harry and Cressida reportedly stayed in a luxury chalet in the mountains above the city of Almaty.

I got to work with Nicholas Braun, who I worked with on the film Chalet Girl.

Or perhaps it's your PTA asking you to donate the use of your ski chalet for a week to raise money for new playground equipment.

Why don't Ayers/Murdoch/the ski chalet donate the money themselves to avoid doing what's asked?

It was little more than a few rows of planks, with a chalet at one end—but a very welcome sight confronted him.

Laughing, Franz ran forward and arrived at the goat pen just in time to meet the Widow Geiser, who came from her chalet.

On the evening of the first day's search they put up at a saeter or mountain chalet.

She went to sleep dreaming of the "Chalet of the West Wind," and in the morning something throbbed in her pulses.

She walked before me into the living-room of the chalet, and I saw that she gripped her riding-whip very tightly in her hand.

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