Definition of garret in English:
- 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.
‘Watchtower’ was the first meaning recorded for garret. It comes from Old French garite, which (like ME garrison) is from garir ‘to defend, provide’. The word's use for a room on the top floor of a house arose early in its history, in the late 15th century.
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