Definition of garret in English:


Line breaks: gar¦ret
Pronunciation: /ˈgarət
, -ɪt/


  • A top-floor or attic room, especially a small dismal one: the solitary genius starving in a cold garret
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    • A cold garret room in the Latin Quarter of Paris is home to four struggling young artists: Rodolfo, a poet; Marcello, a painter; Colline, a philosopher and Schaunard, a musician.
    • Sung in English, it tells the story of a group of artists living in a cold garret room in the Latin Quarter of Paris.
    • I imagine my façade as an old Victorian, right on the waterfront and overlooking the twilight with many, many rooms and a little garret in which I sit overlooking everything.
    attic, loft, roof space, cock loft; mansard, loft conversion, attic room
    informal , • dated sky parlour


Middle English (in the sense 'watchtower'): from Old French garite, from garir (see garrison).

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