arrondissement

noun
ar·​ron·​disse·​ment | \ ə-ˈrän-də-smənt How to pronounce arrondissement (audio) , ˌa-ˌrōⁿ-(ˌ)dē-ˈsmäⁿ How to pronounce arrondissement (audio) \

Definition of arrondissement

1 : an administrative district of some large French cities
2 : the largest division of a French department

Examples of arrondissement in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Located in the Louvre Post Office nestled in the bustling and oh-so historic first arrondissement, the Hotel Madame Reve offers an escape from the quotidian. Roxanne Adamiyatt, Town & Country, 17 June 2022 And a chef who once worked the kitchens at Venice’s Gjusta and Gjelina is cooking up California-meets-Nashville cuisine in the 10th arrondissement and will soon launch a spot in the 11th. Los Angeles Times, 9 June 2022 Another project from Saar Zafrir, this revamp of an old hotel is bringing new life to Parc de la Villette in the city’s northeastern edge, in the 19th arrondissement. Ann Abel, Forbes, 3 May 2022 His first address, BMK Paris-Bamako in the 10th arrondissement, opened in 2017 and quickly became a local favorite, attracting the attention of Le Figaro, which included the small, casual spot in its list of top restaurants that year. Vivian Song, Robb Report, 24 Apr. 2022 Hollybelly in the 10th arrondissement or a martini at the iconic Hemingway Bar at the Ritz before catching a show at Le Palais Garnier, the ornate Napoleon III-era opera house where Opéra National de Paris stages its performances. Jessica Puckett, Condé Nast Traveler, 8 Dec. 2021 Caviar Kaspia opened in Paris’s eighth arrondissement on the Place de la Madeleine in 1927 and has been a favorite among the fashion elite and celebrities for decades. Sam Dangremond, Town & Country, 20 Apr. 2022 A few months ago, de Vilmorin moved into his apartment in the 17th arrondissement of Paris. Alexandre Marain, Vogue, 19 Jan. 2022 On the middle of Avenue Kléber in the 16th arrondissement is the romantic and five-star Hotel Raphael. Elise Taylor, Vogue, 25 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of arrondissement

1746, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for arrondissement

borrowed from French, "action of making round or rounding off, circumscription of boundaries, extension of a territory, subdivision of a French department," going back to Middle French, "rounding off," from arrondiss-, variant stem of arrondir "to make round, round off" (going back to Old French arondir, from a-, prefix forming transitive verbs — going back to Latin ad- ad- — + -rondir, verbal derivative of reund, rond round entry 1) + -ment -ment

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“Arrondissement.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/arrondissement. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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