al·​ley·​way | \ ˈa-lē-ˌwā \

Definition of alleyway

1 : a narrow passageway

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Its market sprawls along narrow, covered alleyways packed not just with fish vendors but also with Korean barbecue joints and pickle sellers with dozens of kinds of kimchi. Tom Downey, WSJ, "A Sushi-Obsessed Trip to Osaka," 4 Dec. 2018 Over the four-minute experience, we’re whisked through worlds both fantastic and familiar: soaring through treetops, huddled in a foreboding alleyway, surrounded by mystical beings in a desert. Brian P. Kelly, WSJ, "‘I Was Raised on the Internet’ Review: Binary Reactions to the Digital World," 15 Sep. 2018 Love Tilly Devine Love Tilly Devine, an intimate alleyway gem in trendy Darlinghurst, is exclusively a wine bar; its wine list boasts more than 300 wines from all over the world. Condé Nast Traveler, "21 Best Bars in Sydney," 27 Feb. 2018 On a rainy day men wore winter-weight burnooses with the large hoods drawn up—enigmatic Jedi-like figures in the medina's alleyways. Klara Glowczewska, Town & Country, "T&C Travel: Best of Morocco," 30 Mar. 2015 The neighbors had been arguing about the trash in the alleyway for days before the fatal shooting, police said. Nicole Darrah, Fox News, "Texas father and son allegedly killed neighbor over mattress in trash bin: video released," 20 Sep. 2018 The sessions with Ford and Kavanaugh veered into winding, Baroque alleyways. Chad Pergram, Fox News, "Dramatic testimony from Kavanaugh, Ford included outrage, emotion, history," 27 Sep. 2018 The new mode takes into account motorcycle speeds when calculating trip times and will send you down alleyways that cars can't fit through. Sebastian Modak, Condé Nast Traveler, "Google Maps Rolls Out Motorcycle Directions in Southeast Asia," 20 July 2018 The result is a complex of five connected buildings with a shared alleyway. Megan Conway, WSJ, "Detroit Welcomes the First Hotel From Shinola," 17 July 2018

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First Known Use of alleyway

1788, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of alleyway was in 1788

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English Language Learners Definition of alleyway

: a passage between buildings

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