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

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Our group took over 11th arrondissement go-to Clown Bar for the evening and wrapped up our night with my favorite group activity: some good, old-fashioned karaoke at Bam Karaoke Box. Julia Gall, Marie Claire, "48 Hours Celebrating the New Clash de Cartier Collection in Paris," 10 May 2019 Magazine Vaccarello handled the interior design, only his second time tackling such a large redecoration project, after redoing, in a similarly spare style, a 5,400-square-foot hôtel particulier in the sixth arrondissement. Alexandra Marshall, WSJ, "Exclusive: Step Inside YSL’s New Parisian Headquarters," 15 Feb. 2019 Mireille Knoll was stabbed 11 times in her apartment in the 11th arrondissement of Paris before her home was set on fire, according to government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux, who recounted the attack on Twitter. Yelena Peigne And Spencer Feingold, CNN, "Paris police treat murder of Holocaust survivor as anti-Semitic attack," 27 Mar. 2018 Matamata Coffee This compact space in the cobblestoned heart of the second arrondissement is begging to become your local joint. Lindsey Tramuta, Condé Nast Traveler, "22 Best Cafés and Coffee Shops in Paris," 3 Mar. 2018 Stepping out yesterday in the eighth arrondissement for a trip to the Dior headquarters, Lawrence tucked her blonde lengths under a distinctly Parisienne olive-hued beret. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "Jennifer Lawrence Gets a French Girl Makeover for Paris Fashion Week," 26 Feb. 2019 The city is relatively small—its 20 arrondissements add up to around half the size of Brooklyn. Shefali Anand, WSJ, "With Grand Paris Express, Paris Hopes to Expand Its Borders—And Metropolitan Might," 2 July 2018 Photo: Ed Alcock / M.Y.O.P. for The Wall Street Journal Ms. Damas grew up in Paris’s 11th arrondissement, and her father, the chef and restaurateur Philippe Damas, owned the famed Le Square Trousseau restaurant. Ray A. Smith, WSJ, "Jeanne Damas Offers French Chic for the Instagram Age," 7 Sep. 2018 The Tata Harper Treatment Room, a chic, green-and-gold room adorned with dreamy floral accents (including the wallpaper) opened in the fall of 2017 in the basement spa of the Le Bristol Paris Hotel, located in the eighth arrondissement of Paris. Sarah Kinonen, Allure, "Why I Flew All the Way to Paris for a Tata Harper Facial," 13 Sep. 2018

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1746, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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