Definition of hôtel de ville in English:

Share this entry

hôtel de ville

Pronunciation: /ōˌtel də ˈvēl/

noun (plural hôtels de ville pronounced same)

(In France) a city hall or town hall.
Example sentences
  • These revolutionary forces played a key role in the liberation of Paris, and the National Resistance Council took up post in the hôtel de ville, the temple of all French revolutions, in order to receive General de Gaulle on 25 August.
  • The Hotel de Ville (City Hall) shouldn't be missed.
  • The Hotel de Ville is presumably that in Paris.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: hô·tel de ville

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.