- a hilly section in the N part of Paris, France: noted for the artists who have frequented and lived in the area.
Examples from the Web for montmartre
Contemporary Examples of montmartre
His great pang in Montmartre was the Russian poet, and legendary beauty, Anna Akhmatova."Mad, Bad Modigliani"
March 5, 2011
Historical Examples of montmartre
There's a girl at Montmartre at this very moment—a girl he's set up in a restaurant.The Incomplete Amorist
Once a week they now met at Montmartre, as they had formerly done at Neuilly.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
They had had some sheep's trotters at Chez Thomas at Montmartre.L'Assommoir
Montmartre at ten that evening was just beginning to awaken.Kent Knowles: Quahaug
Joseph C. Lincoln
They over-streamed the sides of Montmartre, as ants washed away by water.Melomaniacs
- a district of N Paris, on a hill above the Seine: the highest point in the city; famous for its associations with many artists
Word Origin and History for montmartre
district in Paris, from Latin Mons Martyrum "Martyrs' Mount," in reference to St. Denis, first bishop of Paris, beheaded here with two companions in 258. The older name was Mons Mercurii.