chalet

noun

cha·​let sha-ˈlā How to pronounce chalet (audio)
ˈsha-(ˌ)lā
1
: a remote herdsman's hut in the Alps
2
a
: a Swiss dwelling with unconcealed structural members and a wide overhang at the front and sides
b
: a cottage or house in chalet style

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Examples of chalet in a Sentence

We stayed overnight at a ski chalet. a mountain chalet for weekend getaways
Recent Examples on the Web Follow Arthur Less on lovably disastrous moments in Paris, Berlin, a Moroccan ski chalet, a retreat center in Southern India, a desert island in the Arabian Sea and worst of all, the inside of his own head. Lizz Schumer, Peoplemag, 30 May 2024 States from East to West coast and all between feature, with mountainous ski chalets to tropical mansions making the top ten. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 28 May 2024 Remodeled in 2020, the stylish property has just 54 rooms housed within seven chalets. Marlise Kast-Myers, San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 May 2024 In March 1983, on a ski trip to Snowmass, Colo., with his wife and several of the company’s top engineers, Mr. Bell suffered a massive heart attack in his ski chalet and might have died if not for the efforts of Bob Puffer, a company vice president, who revived him with CPR. Glenn Rifkin, New York Times, 21 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for chalet 

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Word History

Etymology

French

First Known Use

1782, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of chalet was in 1782

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“Chalet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chalet. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

chalet

noun
cha·​let sha-ˈlā How to pronounce chalet (audio)
ˈshal-ˌā
1
: a herdsman's hut in the Alps away from a town or village
2
a
: a Swiss dwelling with a roof that sticks far out past the walls
b
: a cottage built to look like a chalet

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