Definition of summerhouse in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsəmərˌhous/
(also summer house)


1A small, typically rustic building in a garden or park, used for sitting in during the summer months.
Example sentences
  • At about 5.30 pm, she brought a picnic out for the girls to have in the summerhouse.
  • The next stage of their project is to acquire funding to build a summerhouse on a platform deck.
  • A sunny patch along their south-west facing garden wall seemed the obvious spot for a summerhouse.
1.1 (usually summer house) A cottage or house use as a second residence, especially during the summer.
Example sentences
  • Leaving such a fundamental issue to private capital is like vacating the summerhouse without securing the front door.
  • Originally a fortified summerhouse belonging to the local caid (district administrator), it was abandoned in 1956, when Morocco won its independence from the French, and fell into ruin.
  • The Perrse had a summerhouse in New Quay and they called it Mount Vernon after the summerhouse of George Washington.

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Syllabification: sum·mer·house

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