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stairway

Syllabification: stair·way
Pronunciation: /ˈsterˌwā
 
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Definition of stairway in English:

noun

A set of steps or stairs and its surrounding walls or structure.
Example sentences
  • Stone steps, stairways, benches and gate posts can all add a feeling of permanence to a garden.
  • Straight ahead lay a central hail running the length of the building and ending in a blank wall flanked by steep stairways that led to the second floor.
  • The ticket hall, stairways and platform roof are not covered by blue walls, and are therefore still as grimy, untreated and rundown as they've been for decades.

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