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fireplace

Line breaks: fire|place
Pronunciation: /ˈfʌɪəpleɪs
 
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Definition of fireplace in English:

noun

1A place for a domestic fire, especially a grate or hearth at the base of a chimney: Tess cleared the ashes from the fireplace a big open fireplace with a brick surround a cast-iron stove was installed in the old fireplace
More example sentences
  • The public areas have immense character, with heavily beamed ceilings and cosy open fireplaces, including an old cast iron range in the lounge.
  • Both rooms have open fireplaces with tiled hearths and surrounds, as well as picture rails and ceiling coving.
  • On the ground floor the drawing room and dining room have open fireplaces while the first and second floor contain the five bedrooms.
1.1A structure surrounding a fireplace: a chipped tile fireplace
More example sentences
  • The hall leads to a drawing room with a deep bay window and tiled fireplace with mahogany surround.
  • There are also two well-proportioned reception rooms, both with plasterwork and period tiled fireplaces.
  • To the left is a set of equal size reception rooms with matching tiled fireplaces.

Words that rhyme with fireplace

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