cha·​let | \ sha-ˈlā How to pronounce chalet (audio) , ˈsha-(ˌ)lā \

Definition of chalet

1 : a remote herdsman's hut in the Alps
2a : 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 This five-bedroom chalet on Christmas Lake is also walking distance to Lake Minnetonka. The Week Staff, The Week, 5 June 2022 This chalet by Sarah Richardson features a high-low mix. Hadley Mendelsohn, House Beautiful, 9 May 2022 The chalet will provide you with a container to fill up for each room of overnight guests. Ashley Dunne, Sunset Magazine, 1 June 2022 This is an old Swiss-like chalet nestled into the mountains of the park. Ashley Dunne, Sunset Magazine, 1 June 2022 Fourteen cabins come in a variety of sizes and styles, including a two-story chalet that sleeps 16. Roger Naylor, The Arizona Republic, 24 May 2022 Sonnenalp Hotel, Vail, Colorado Inspired by a traditional Swiss chalet, Sonnenalp Hotel feels like a bit of Europe in the middle of Colorado. John Wogan, Travel + Leisure, 8 July 2020 Her cooking created our daily rhythm at the chalet. Christina Bernstein, Outside Online, 12 Nov. 2020 Also at the Arium Ballroom starting at 6:30 p.m. on May 6, architect Paul McKean will talk about his restoration of architect Richard Campbell’s modern chalet, the Cain-Wong Residence, in Southwest Portland. oregonlive, 22 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of chalet

1782, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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26 Jul 2022

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“Chalet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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cha·​let | \ sha-ˈlā How to pronounce chalet (audio) \

Kids Definition of chalet

1 : a Swiss dwelling with a steep roof that sticks far out past the walls
2 : a cottage or house built to look like a Swiss chalet

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