al·​ley·​way | \ ˈa-lē-ˌwā How to pronounce alleyway (audio) \

Definition of alleyway

1 : a narrow passageway

Examples of alleyway in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The rendezvous ended with the victim injured and on the ground in an alleyway, his belongings stolen, after he was robbed at gunpoint, Fort Lauderdale Police said. Angie Dimichele, Sun Sentinel, 4 May 2022 Police received a 911 call about shots fired at 12:54 p.m. and found the victim in an alleyway. Paul Best, Fox News, 29 Apr. 2022 Through a narrow, fraying sottoportico, or Venetian alleyway, and across a wooden footbridge, there is a wide square enclosed by rows of multicolored buildings. Orge Castellano, Sun Sentinel, 21 Apr. 2022 Anderson organizes free concerts and built a stage for local musicians in the alleyway behind his shop. Saige Miller, The Salt Lake Tribune, 17 Feb. 2022 Park benches sit under a mural of the Ellicott City bridge along one side of an alleyway on Ellicott City’s Main Street. Katie V. Jones,, 26 Jan. 2022 The remix’s video finds the Queen of Pop and Shake posing in an alleyway before speeding off into the night in a sportscar. Kat Bouza, Rolling Stone, 31 Mar. 2022 The victim, a 47-year-old man, was standing in an alleyway on North Clark Street near West Roscoe Street in Lake View when he was struck in the chest and armpit. Stephanie Pagones, Fox News, 28 Mar. 2022 Mount Healthy Police Chief Vince Demasi said a man called police after spotting the bones in a detached garage in an alleyway. Cameron Knight, The Enquirer, 25 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of alleyway

1788, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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8 Jun 2022

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“Alleyway.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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