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 of brownstone from the Web
This album exists as its foil, finding Southern underground rappers at home on brownstones and Subways.
The tour of the Lake View Cemetery will include the impressive Civil War brownstone monument to Jason H. Barton, who was wounded at the battle of Antietam.
In Crown Heights, Brooklyn, a two-family brownstone with a one-bedroom, one-bath garden apartment, and a three- to four-bedroom, two-bath triplex.
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BROWNSTONE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of brownstone for English Language Learners
: a reddish-brown type of stone that is used for building
: a house that is covered with a layer of brownstone
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