Definition of maisonette in English:


Syllabification: mai·son·ette
Pronunciation: /ˌmāzəˈnet


A set of rooms for living in, typically on two stories of a larger building and with its own entrance from outside.
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  • These comprise eight maisonettes and two penthouse apartments as well as 12 parking spaces.
  • The development includes 12 apartments, 38 semi-detached houses, five town houses, 12 maisonettes, and two detached houses.
  • These may include creating maisonettes with ground-floor bedrooms and living rooms above, where they will receive more light.


late 18th century: from French maisonnette, diminutive of maison 'house'.

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