Definition of hôtel de ville in English:

hôtel de ville

Syllabification: hô·tel de ville
Pronunciation: /ōˌtel də ˈvēl
 
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noun (plural hôtels de ville pronunc. same)

(In France) a city hall or town hall.
More example sentences
  • These revolutionary forces played a key role in the liberation of Paris, and the National Resistance Council took up post in the hôtel de ville, the temple of all French revolutions, in order to receive General de Gaulle on 25 August.
  • The Hotel de Ville (City Hall) shouldn't be missed.
  • The Hotel de Ville is presumably that in Paris.

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