Definition of appurtenance in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˈpərt(ə)nəns/


(usually appurtenances)
An accessory or other item associated with a particular activity or style of living: all the appurtenances of luxurious travel
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  • For those of us not equipped with brass appurtenances, reducing investment risk is often a goal.
  • The wall folds around necessary culinary appurtenances and exposes the kitchen to the rest of the living spaces.
  • Or was it not possible that over the years I had acquired an understanding that the presence of a few bourgeois appurtenances in the backcountry wouldn't cause the planets to alter their orbits?


Middle English: from Old French apertenance, based on late Latin appertinere 'belong to' (see appertain).

Words that rhyme with appurtenance

impertinence, pertinence

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Syllabification: ap·pur·te·nance

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