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archway Line breaks: arch|way
Pronunciation: /ˈɑːtʃweɪ/

Definition of archway in English:


A curved structure forming a passage or entrance.
Example sentences
  • If you've ever been in a bungalow where the archways have been removed between the dining and living areas to make the space seem more open, you know that the effect is exactly the opposite.
  • Inside, the entrance hall is decorated in neutral tones and has intricate cornicing, a centre rose, archways and dado rail.
  • Entrances to the building are through high triangular archways cut out of the diamond grid of the facade.

Words that rhyme with archway

parkway • pathway

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