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lanai 1

Pronunciation: /ləˈnäē/ Pronunciation: /ləˈnī/

noun (plural lanais)

A porch or veranda.
Example sentences
  • As he sat on our lanai sewing and repairing the nets that had been brought to him, he would always cast a knowing eye toward the ocean and the horizon beyond.
  • You'll stay in luxury Sea Ranch Cottages or bungalow-style garden suites with ceiling fans and spacious lanais or patios.
  • Designed in the 1970s, the Oberoi was the first of the luxury hotels to build lanais in the local vernacular, a style much copied by subsequent architects.

Origin

Hawaiian.

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Syllabification: la·na·i

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There are 2 main definitions of lanai in English:

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Lanai 2

Pronunciation: /ləˈnī/
An island in Hawaii, west of Maui, primarily agricultural, with some resorts.

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Syllabification: La·nai

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