Definition of tumbledown in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtəmbəlˌdoun/


(Of a building or structure) falling or fallen into ruin; dilapidated.
Example sentences
  • The streets are a hodgepodge of cheap housing next to restored buildings, interspersed with tumbledown shacks.
  • The court sat in a tumbledown building.
  • Converting the tumbledown buildings could cost £2 million but he hopes to get help from outside organisations.
dilapidated, ramshackle, decrepit, neglected, beat-up, run-down, falling to pieces, decaying, derelict, crumbling;
rickety, shaky

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Syllabification: tum·ble·down

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