marais [mah-rey; French ma-re] ExamplesWord Origin noun, plural ma·rais [mah-reyz; French ma-re] /mɑˈreɪz; French maˈrɛ/. Gulf States (chiefly Louisiana ).
- a swamp or bayou.
Origin of marais 1785–95; North American French, French; Old French mareis Old Low Franconian *marisk; seeMarais [ma-re] noun
- Ma·rin [ma-ran] /maˈrɛ̃/, 1656–1728, French viola da gamba player and composer.
Examples from the Web for marais Contemporary Examples of marais
But this time, we also shot in St. Germain, as well as the Marais, which is filled with all these beautiful coffee shops.
August 24, 2014
Historical Examples of marais
We are improving the drama greatly; and the Marais has a good troupe, they tell me.
G. P. R. James
Raymond took up his abode in the Marais, where he lived respected.
The summer night was hot and still; not a ripple of air swept over the marais.
This was also in the Marais, and not ten minutes’ walk from my own obscure lodging.
Mary Elizabeth Braddon
They lived in the Marais, then the theatrical quarter of Paris.
H. Noel Williams