[ ey-lee-zey ]

  1. a palace in Paris: the official residence of the president of France.

  2. Usually the Elysée . the French government.

Origin of Elysée

First recorded in 1815–20 for def. 1, and in 1850–55 for def. 2; from French: literally “Elysian”; see origin at Elysium

Words Nearby Elysée

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How to use Elysée in a sentence

  • You must not tell the magistrates of what you saw and heard in the garden of the Elysee,—neither to them nor to anybody.

  • The Empress took the solemn oath at the palace of the Elysee, in presence of the princes, great dignitaries, and ministers.

  • One of the double doors of the entrance to the Elysee was closed; two soldiers of the line were on guard.

  • Called to the Elysee the same morning, Garain had accepted the task of forming a cabinet.

    The Red Lily, Complete | Anatole France
  • We have left the museum and are on the road leading to Cairo, the Champs Elysee of this capital city.

    My Trip Around the World | Eleonora Hunt

British Dictionary definitions for Elysée


/ (eɪˈliːzeɪ) /

  1. a palace in Paris, in the Champs Elysées: official residence of the president of France

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