[sham-uh-nee, sham-uh-nee; French sha-maw-nee]


a mountain valley in E France, N of Mont Blanc.

Also Cha·mou·ni [French sha-moo-nee] /French ʃa muˈni/. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for chamonix

Contemporary Examples of chamonix

  • But Pasang outpaced them, impressed her instructors and won a scholarship for more training in Chamonix, France.

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    Breaking Mount Everest’s Glass Ceiling

    Amanda Padoan, Peter Zuckerman

    March 30, 2014

  • Skiing may claim to be the height of sophistication—the stuff of Chamonix and Gstaad.

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    Down With Downhill Skiing!

    Bryan Curtis

    February 16, 2010

  • Places like Verbier, Chamonix, or St. Moritz offer all the Alpine charms, but with a hint of glamour and style.

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    Gal With a Suitcase

    Jolie Hunt

    January 31, 2010

Historical Examples of chamonix

  • He was staying at the Hôtel des Alpes, and hoped to be a week in Chamonix.

    The Man Who Knew

    Edgar Wallace

  • The guides I had chosen were all from Argentire, a village six kilometres from Chamonix.

  • And it will be a great thing for Chamonix, in the matter of attracting tourists.

    A Tramp Abroad, Complete

    Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

  • He even said, once, that he wished there was a lunatic asylum in Chamonix.

    A Tramp Abroad, Complete

    Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

  • The porters kept the banner, and Chamonix will believe it is you.

    Tartarin On The Alps

    Alphonse Daudet

British Dictionary definitions for chamonix



a town in SE France, in the Alps at the foot of Mont Blanc: skiing and tourist centre. Pop: 9830 (1999)
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