breeze·​way ˈbrēz-ˌwā How to pronounce breezeway (audio)
: a roofed often open passage connecting two buildings (such as a house and garage) or halves of a building

Examples of breezeway in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The double homicide unfolded around 4:45 p.m. local time on Saturday when three assailants, one wearing a ski mask, approached the two teenagers who were standing in a breezeway at the apartment complex and opened fire, according to police. Bill Hutchinson, ABC News, 25 Mar. 2024 There was abundant natural light thanks to the large windows — all of which overlook the sparkling blue pool and gym below — and, best of all, the complex is connected via private breezeway to The Square, one of the top dining, shopping, and entertainment destinations in West Palm Beach. Skye Sherman, Travel + Leisure, 8 Feb. 2023 An outdoor breezeway lines the length of the home, enabling seamless indoor-outdoor living. Mackenzie Schmidt, Peoplemag, 19 Dec. 2023 Even if each end of the hallway is enclosed with wide doors that open, the ability to create that interior breezeway is there when the weather is right. Maggie Burch, Southern Living, 6 Dec. 2023 Typically the central breezeway separated the private living areas from the kitchen and dining room, which also helped to isolate the heat and keep the rest of the house cool. Maggie Burch, Southern Living, 6 Dec. 2023 Officers then determined the disturbance was coming from an apartment across the breezeway, found the victim and made an arrest. Sarah Bahari, Dallas News, 11 Sep. 2023 The warrant details that the suspects entered the apartment complex in the Dodge around 10:30 p.m. the previous night and that the driver backed into a parking spot facing Glasper’s girlfriend’s apartment breezeway. Caroline Silva, ajc, 8 Sep. 2023 This charming little nook, located off a breezeway that connects the main house to the guest house and garage, echoes the kitchen's color palette. Christina Pérez, House Beautiful, 13 July 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1930, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of breezeway was in 1930

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“Breezeway.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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breeze·​way ˈbrēz-ˌwā How to pronounce breezeway (audio)
: an open passage connecting two buildings (as a house and garage)

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