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[shuh-lon, shil-uh n; French shee-yawn]
  1. an ancient castle in W Switzerland, at the end of Lake Geneva.
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Examples from the Web for chillon

Historical Examples

  • Two days afterward he went off with her to the Castle of Chillon.

    Daisy Miller

    Henry James

  • My hair is grey, but not with years (Prisoner of Chillon), iv.

  • The Prisoner of Chillon, with introduction and explanatory notes by Th.

  • They would take him to Chillon and up to the Rochers de Naye.

  • We had drifted back to Chillon, exactly where we started from.

    Parkhurst Boys

    Talbot Baines Reed

British Dictionary definitions for chillon


  1. a castle in W Switzerland, in Vaud at the E end of Lake Geneva
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