Definition of dwelling in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdwɛlɪŋ/
(also dwelling place)


A house, flat, or other place of residence: the proposed dwelling is out of keeping with those nearby
More example sentences
  • She would like to see a block or two of typical residential dwellings from each era of the city preserved somewhere in the city.
  • Permission for residential dwellings in a zone designated for industrial use should never have been granted.
  • The planning brief for the site originally envisaged 180 residential dwellings.
residence, place of residence, place of habitation, home, house, accommodation, lodging place, billet;
lodgings, quarters, rooms
informal place, pad
British informal digs
formal dwelling place, dwelling house, abode, domicile, habitation

Words that rhyme with dwelling

misspelling, self-propelling, spelling, swelling, telling, upwelling

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