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veranda Syllabification: ve·ran·da
Pronunciation: /vəˈrandə/
(also verandah)

Definition of veranda in English:

noun

A roofed platform along the outside of a house, level with the ground floor.
Example sentences
  • Meals are served in the house, on the veranda, or on mats placed on the ground outside the house.
  • It is further supported by ‘front-of-house’ outdoor living spaces such as porches, verandahs, and courtyards.
  • Meet me outside on the veranda when you finish eating, please.
Synonyms
porch, gallery, balcony, lanai, sun porch, stoop

Derivatives

verandaed

1
adjective
Example sentences
  • Was there really a market, even in Sri Lanka, for a genuine, galleried, verandahed and slightly dog-eared, colonial hotel?
  • When not flying, the Lancers frequented the game tables in their verandaed ops shack north of Wing.
  • The street they walk along is open on the left hand side with verandahed shops on the other side.

Origin

Early 18th century: from Hindi varaṇḍā, from Portuguese varanda 'railing, balustrade'.

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  • This is from Hindi varanḍā, which was borrowed from Portuguese varanda ‘railing, balustrade’.

Words that rhyme with veranda

Amanda, Aranda, Baganda, Banda, brander, candour (US candor), coriander, dander, expander, gander, germander, goosander, jacaranda, Leander, Luanda, Lysander, meander, memoranda, Menander, Miranda, oleander, panda, pander, pasanda, philander, propaganda, Rwanda, sander, Skanda, stander, Uganda, understander, Vanda, withstander, zander

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