Meaning of “chalet” in the English Dictionary

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"chalet" in British English

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chaletnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈʃæl.eɪ/ us /ˈʃæl.eɪ/

Examples from literature

  • He preferred Switzerland on account of its chalets and its lakes. 
  • Her shop was decorated in imitation of a rustic chalet. 
  • How tiny everything looked below—hotel, trees, village, chalets—little toy things! 
  • I stopped short before one of these chalets, it was so pretty: a small white house with brown trimmings, overrun with rambler roses up to the top. 
  • They went away directly after lunch, her father told her, to the chalet on the mountain back of the town. 

(Definition of “chalet” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"chalet" in American English

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chaletnoun [ C ]

us /ʃæˈleɪ, ˈʃæl·eɪ/

a small, wooden house found in the mountains and used esp. by people on vacation

(Definition of “chalet” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)