quar·​tier | \ kär-ˈtyā How to pronounce quartier (audio) \

Definition of quartier

: a district or neighborhood especially in a French city

Examples of quartier in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And what gallery, art fair, or auction house wouldn’t want to be in the same quartier as Pinault and Bernard Arnault? William Middleton, Town & Country, "Is Brexit Going to Cause a Crisis in the London Art Scene?," 4 Nov. 2019 Un règlement de comptes à proximité d'un lieu de culte, dans un quartier difficile. Hilary Clarke, CNN, "Shooting near French mosque not terrorism-related, police say," 3 July 2017

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First Known Use of quartier

1828, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for quartier

French, literally, quarter

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“Quartier.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quartier. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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