Hall·​statt ˈhȯl-ˌstat How to pronounce Hallstatt (audio) ˈhäl-ˌshtät How to pronounce Hallstatt (audio)
variants or less commonly Hallstadt
: of or relating to the earlier period of the Iron Age in Europe

Word History


Hallstatt, Austria

First Known Use

1899, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Hallstatt was in 1899

Dictionary Entries Near Hallstatt

Cite this Entry

“Hallstatt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hallstatt. Accessed 8 Jun. 2023.

Geographical Definition


geographical name

Hall·​statt ˈhȯl-ˌstat How to pronounce Hallstatt (audio)
village in west central Austria on the shore of Hall*stät*ter Lake \ ˈhȯl-​ˌste-​tər How to pronounce Hallstatt (audio) , ˈhäl-​ˌshte-​ \

Note: Archaeological excavations of a nearby burial site which was discovered in 1846 yielded some human bodies and artifacts dating from the late Bronze Age and the early Iron Age. The Hallstatt culture of central and western Europe which is represented by the artifacts takes its name from the village.

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