Cam·​e·​lot ˈka-mə-ˌlät How to pronounce Camelot (audio)
: the site of King Arthur's palace and court
: a time, place, or atmosphere of idyllic happiness

Examples of Camelot in a Sentence

that year spent in Spain studying art was their personal Camelot
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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Camelot was in the 15th century

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“Camelot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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