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country house

Syllabification: coun·try house

Definition of country house in English:

noun

chiefly British
A large house in the country, typically the home of a wealthy or aristocratic family.
Example sentences
  • The location would appear to be the great hall of their country house, something in Berkshire, perhaps.
  • The family also owned a country house in a large forest west of Paris.
  • A substantial country house set in mature gardens and beautiful countryside

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