Definition of maisonette in English:


Line breaks: mai¦son|ette
Pronunciation: /ˌmeɪzəˈnɛt


  • A set of rooms for living in, typically on two storeys of a larger building and having a separate entrance.
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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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