Definition of awning in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈôniNG/


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A sheet of canvas or other material stretched on a frame and used to keep the sun or rain off a storefront, window, doorway, or deck.
Example sentences
  • Maybe it's because stripes evoke memories of canvas deck chairs and awnings at fêtes.
  • The asylum-seekers could be seen massed on a clearing made among the cargo containers, partly sheltered by canvas awnings.
  • I didn't - I got big canvas awnings over a Florida room, and I didn't take those down as I've done in pretty past storms, and they're pretty beat up.


Early 17th century (originally in nautical use): of unknown origin.

Words that rhyme with awning

aborning, dawning, morning, mourning, spawning, warning

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Syllabification: awn·ing

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