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penthouse

Saltos de línea: pent|house
Pronunciación: /ˈpɛnthaʊs
 
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Definición de penthouse en inglés:

sustantivo

1A flat on the top floor of a tall building, typically one that is luxuriously fitted.
Example sentences
  • Top floor flats are single-storey penthouses, with fully glazed walls opening on to terraces that offer views across Liverpool, the Mersey estuary and the distant Welsh mountains.
  • The first time I met him was in his London home: a penthouse, one floor below Michael Caine's, in a gated harbour community in Chelsea.
  • One of two apartments on the upper floor, the penthouse has a long, L-shaped entrance hallway, off which is a shelved hot press.
2 archaic An outhouse or shelter with a sloping roof, built on to the side of a building.
Example sentences
  • Conventionally skinned in metal, the penthouse roof drains to a gutter on the north side.

Origen

Middle English pentis (in sense 2), shortening of Old French apentis, based on late Latin appendicium 'appendage', from Latin appendere 'hang on'. The change of form in the 16th century was by association with French pente 'slope' and house.

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