[ lee-sey ]

noun,plural ly·cées [lee-seyz; French lee-sey]. /liˈseɪz; French liˈseɪ/.
  1. a secondary school, especially in France, maintained by the government.

Origin of lycée

1860–65; <French <Latin lycēumlyceum

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How to use lycée in a sentence

  • I was eighteen, and I had been for a long time looked upon at the lycee as a sly practical joker.

  • This beautiful work, however, was "to be transmitted to Warren Pershing from his comrades of the Lycee."

    The Story of General Pershing | Everett T. (Everett Titsworth) Tomlinson
  • It was there that he recognized one evening his classmate of the Lycee, Arthur Papillon, seated at one of the political tables.

  • Pupil at the Lycee Louis le Grand, he received many prizes, and was entered for the law.

  • Yes, and I had to sell my gilt-edged books from the Lycee Charlemagne in the days of distress.

    Serge Panine, Complete | Georges Ohnet

British Dictionary definitions for lycée


/ French (lise, English ˈliːseɪ) /

nounplural lycées (lise, English ˈliːseɪz)
  1. a secondary school

Origin of lycée

C19: French, from Latin: Lyceum

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