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Notre Dame

Syllabification: No·tre Dame
Pronunciation: /ˌnōtrə ˈdäm
 
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Definition of Notre Dame in English:

A Gothic cathedral in Paris, dedicated to the Virgin Mary, on the Île de la Cité (an island in the Seine). It was built between 1163 and 1250 and is noted for its innovative flying buttresses and sculptured facade.

Origin

French, literally 'our lady'.

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