Definition of fireplace in English:

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fireplace

Pronunciation: /ˈfī(ə)rˌplās/

noun

1A place for a domestic fire, especially a grate or hearth at the base of a chimney.
Example sentences
  • The public areas have immense character, with heavily beamed ceilings and cosy open fireplaces, including an old cast iron range in the lounge.
  • Both rooms have open fireplaces with tiled hearths and surrounds, as well as picture rails and ceiling coving.
  • On the ground floor the drawing room and dining room have open fireplaces while the first and second floor contain the five bedrooms.
1.1A structure surrounding a fireplace.
Example sentences
  • The hall leads to a drawing room with a deep bay window and tiled fireplace with mahogany surround.
  • There are also two well-proportioned reception rooms, both with plasterwork and period tiled fireplaces.
  • To the left is a set of equal size reception rooms with matching tiled fireplaces.

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Syllabification: fire·place

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