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Definition of "garret" []

  • A room on the top floor of a house, typically under a pitched roof; an attic. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "garret" in a sentence
  • "He still inhabited the upper room, which he calls a garret; it would not seem that the alteration in his status, assistant now and no longer apprentice, had increased his social conveniences."
  • "LOL - after writing and posting the first comment, I had this incredibly vivid image of a mad scientist writer woman, wild haired, hunkered down with laptop in garret by moonlight, readying for the evening's writing, hooking up an IV to the arm of the Universe itself."
  • ""The well-worn cliche of the writer starving in the garret is so much more picturesque than the bitter reality of living in poverty with a child.""