Champs Élysées

[ shahn zey-lee-zey ]
/ ʃɑ̃ zeɪ liˈzeɪ /

noun

a boulevard in Paris, France, noted for its cafés, shops, and theaters.

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British Dictionary definitions for Champs Élysées

Champs-Elysées
/ (ʃɒnz eɪˈliːzeɪ, French ʃɑ̃z elize) /

noun

a major boulevard in Paris, leading from the Arc de Triomphe: site of the Elysée Palace and government offices
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Cultural definitions for Champs Élysées

Champs Élysées
[ (shahn zay-lee-zay) ]

A major avenue in Paris famous for the elegance of its cafés and shops. In French it means Elysian Fields.

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