a hilly section in the N part of Paris, France: noted for the artists who have frequented and lived in the area. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for montmartre

Contemporary Examples of montmartre

  • His great pang in Montmartre was the Russian poet, and legendary beauty, Anna Akhmatova.

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    "Mad, Bad Modigliani"

    Brad Gooch

    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.

  • Once a week they now met at Montmartre, as they had formerly done at Neuilly.

  • They had had some sheep's trotters at Chez Thomas at Montmartre.


    Emile Zola

  • Montmartre at ten that evening was just beginning to awaken.

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    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • They over-streamed the sides of Montmartre, as ants washed away by water.


    James Huneker

British Dictionary definitions for montmartre



a district of N Paris, on a hill above the Seine: the highest point in the city; famous for its associations with many artists
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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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper