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courtyard

Syllabification: court·yard
Pronunciation: /ˈkôrtˌyärd
 
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Definition of courtyard in English:

noun

An unroofed area that is completely or mostly enclosed by the walls of a large building.
Example sentences
  • The long thin office wings enclose two hermetic internal courtyards or patios.
  • In much of the country, traditional houses are rectangular and have courtyards enclosed by high walls.
  • Privacy is very important, and many homes and other buildings open into private courtyards with concrete walls.
Synonyms
quadrangle, cloister, square, plaza, piazza, close, enclosure, yard
informal quad

Words that rhyme with courtyard

foreyardboatyard

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