quar·​tier kär-ˈtyā How to pronounce quartier (audio)
: a district or neighborhood especially in a French city

Examples of quartier in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There’s no shortage of wow-worthy museums dedicated to Montmartre’s history, and each offers a different angle on the storied quartier. Sophie Dodd, Travel + Leisure, 29 Nov. 2023 While much of the city was teeming with tourists, my quartier petered out to a quiet lull. Caitlin Gunther, Condé Nast Traveler, 2 Nov. 2023 Thierry was born in Les Ulis, a suburb outside of Paris, to Antoine and Maryse, in les quartiers difficiles. Tyler R. Tynes, Los Angeles Times, 12 June 2023 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, 4 Nov. 2019 Un règlement de comptes à proximité d'un lieu de culte, dans un quartier difficile. Hilary Clarke, CNN, 3 July 2017

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Word History


French, literally, quarter

First Known Use

1828, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of quartier was in 1828

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Cite this Entry

“Quartier.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quartier. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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