Definition of chalet in English:

chalet

Syllabification: cha·let
Pronunciation: /SHaˈlā
 
/

noun

A wooden house or cottage with overhanging eaves, typically found in the Swiss Alps.
More example sentences
  • Although the predominant style is the traditional log cabin, other styles range from Swiss chalets to upscale modern wooden condominiums.
  • The wooden chalets reminded us of the houses in Himachali villages with the upper floors projecting beyond the ground-level ones.
  • We poked around in abandoned wooden chalets and our guide told us of the time when laundry was done only twice a year, and bread would be baked on an annual basis and eaten after being dipped in hot soup or water before being consumed!

Origin

late 18th century: from Swiss French, diminutive of Old French chasel 'farmstead', based on Latin casa 'hut, cottage'.

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