brown·​stone | \ ˈbrau̇n-ˌstōn How to pronounce brownstone (audio) \

Definition of brownstone

1 : a reddish-brown sandstone used for building
2 : a dwelling faced with brownstone

Examples of brownstone in a Sentence

She lives in a beautiful brownstone in Manhattan.
Recent Examples on the Web Marie was built over a century ago in 1898 using brownstone commonly found in the Upper Peninsula. Sarah Raza, Detroit Free Press, 15 July 2022 The structure is 33-feet wide—the size of two brownstone row houses—75-feet deep and 66-feet tall. Emma Reynolds, Robb Report, 19 Apr. 2022 The original exterior of Carrie Bradshaw’s iconic brownstone studio has become a tourist hub for stoop photos over the decades. Melissa Kravitz Hoeffner, Forbes, 29 Dec. 2021 Two’s company, three’s a crowd, but four stools is just right for the Volakas marble island in this kitchen by Ishka Designs in a Brooklyn brownstone. Charles Curkin, ELLE Decor, 18 July 2022 In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Nicolas Reveles was conjuring up a horror chamber opera set in a New York brownstone. Beth Wood, San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 June 2022 Nick and Amy Dunne were once young magazine writers who lived a glossy life together in a brownstone in Brooklyn Heights. Maureen Corrigan, Washington Post, 12 June 2022 So when New York’s redistricting fiasco last month unexpectedly opened up a House seat in a safely Democratic area, stretching from Lower Manhattan through much of brownstone Brooklyn, the political floodgates opened wide. New York Times, 18 June 2022 His work ranges from commercial to residential projects, including luxury Manhattan residences, a 19th-century Victorian brownstone, and a model unit in Brooklyn’s tallest tower. The Editors Of Elle Decor, ELLE Decor, 1 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of brownstone

1846, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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6 Aug 2022

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“Brownstone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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