Definition of pleasance in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈplɛz(ə)ns/


A secluded enclosure or part of a garden, especially one attached to a large house.
Example sentences
  • Escaping post-war London, the grieving widow directed her energies into creating her own decorative version of a Scottish pleasance, planting fruit and vegetables as well as flowers among its topiary.
  • St. Edmund's Pleasance is a medium-sized piece of parkland that stands at the top of East Hill, overlooking the whole of Dartford and the surrounding areas.
  • He has gone to his pleasance, a place six miles away, where he will celebrate the festivities.


Middle English (in the sense 'pleasure'): from Old French plaisance, from plaisant 'pleasing' (see pleasant).

Words that rhyme with pleasance

omnipresence, presence

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