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hauteur

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noun hau·teur \hȯ-ˈtər, (h)ō-\

Definition of hauteur



Examples of hauteur in a sentence

  1. <she looked at him with the hauteur of someone who is accustomed to being instantly obeyed>



Origin of hauteur

French, from haut high — more at haughty


First Known Use: circa 1628


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