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 body of an unidentified black male was found by sanitation workers at 2:15 p.m. Friday in an alleyway in the 3200 block of Hale Avenue, according to Louisville Metro Police spokesman Dwight Mitchell. Savannah Eadens, The Courier-Journal, "LMPD: Man was found dead in an alley off Hale Avenue in the Parkland neighborhood," 17 Jan. 2020 Cornelius Haney is accused of first-degree murder in the death of Heather Perry, whose body was found in an alleyway on Saturday. Spencer Neale, Washington Examiner, "Colorado inmate released early because of coronavirus accused of murdering 21-year-old woman," 15 May 2020 Kainami Grant, of Milford, was shot in an alleyway before 10 p.m. on Monday night, according to a Dover police statement. Washington Post, "Delaware teen dies after calling 911 to report his shooting," 8 Jan. 2020 In October, a resident in San Francisco's Ingleside neighborhood erected a plywood wall in an alleyway to keep drug dealers and the homeless out. Fox News, "Homelessness crisis: From houseboats to boulders, unconventional methods used to tackle problem in 2019," 27 Dec. 2019 The last video shows the officers, who are identified only by their last names, searching for Phillips in the alleyway before confronting him, the sheriff's office said. Dakin Andone, CNN, "This surveillance video shows the killing of an Arkansas police officer," 15 Dec. 2019 Paul Williams of the Temptations (1973) Williams (top left) was found dead in an alleyway with a gun nearby shortly after an argument with his girlfriend, and had reportedly spoken of suicide to friends in recent months. Alex Heigl,, "14 Music Greats Who Died Mysterious Deaths," 11 Dec. 2019 Officer Benjamin Kroutil confronted 28-year-old transient Joseph Weber in an alleyway next to the market. Jason Green, The Mercury News, "Sunnyvale officer cleared in fatal 2015 shooting," 17 Sep. 2019 Ellerbe continued to drive until the Toyota crashed into an alleyway fence on the 600 block of Klevin Street. Tess Williams, Anchorage Daily News, "No one injured in shooting at Anchorage car wash; two people arrested," 28 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of alleyway

1788, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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3 Jun 2020

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“Alleyway.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jun. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of alleyway

: a passage between buildings

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