A top-floor or attic room, especially a small dismal one: the solitary genius starving in a cold garret
More example sentences
- 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.
Middle English (in the sense 'watchtower'): from Old French garite, from garir (see garrison).