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garret

Syllabification: gar·ret
Pronunciation: /ˈɡerət
 
/

Definition of garret in English:

noun

A top-floor or attic room, especially a small dismal one (traditionally inhabited by an artist).
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.
Synonyms
loft, attic, mansard

Origin

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

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