Definition of lycée in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈliːseɪ/
Pronunciation: /lise/

noun (plural lycées pronounced same)

A secondary school in France that is funded by the state.
Example sentences
  • Roger Bontemps teaches physics and Denis Goeringer teaches biology, both at an Amiens lycée (secondary school).
  • French lycées and British public schools allowed some scope for a common secondary education, and marriage barriers were less in evidence.
  • Legislation to create the lycée, or secondary school, was passed in 1802, and forty-five of them were founded during the empire.


French, from Latin lyceum (see Lyceum).

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