bun·​ga·​low | \ ˈbəŋ-gə-ˌlō How to pronounce bungalow (audio) \

Definition of bungalow

: a one-storied house with a low-pitched roof also : a house having one and a half stories and usually a front porch

Examples of bungalow in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Dating to the early 1920s, it's characterized by large lawns, winding streets and blend of French country, Spanish revival, Southwestern and California bungalow-style homes. Shanti Lerner And Kimi Robinson, The Arizona Republic, 26 Apr. 2022 The supersize California bungalow fit into the contours of land and was designed with art glass and natural wood throughout. Los Angeles Times, 19 Apr. 2022 Walter White's three-bedroom ranch; Jesse Pinkman's beloved Spanish colonial; Mike's modest brick bungalow; the top-floor condo where Jimmy and Kim are eternally competing for sink space. Kat Rosenfield, EW.com, 19 Apr. 2022 Spanish bungalow in Echo Park that garnered 58 offers in one week. Kathy A. Mcdonald, Variety, 24 Feb. 2022 The houses are a mix of architectural styles — Colonial, ranch, bungalow, stone cottage, Cape Cod and Victorian. Washington Post, 16 Dec. 2021 The Constants had moved into half of a two-family bungalow, a block and a half from where Randy had lived as a baby. Ian Parker, The New Yorker, 8 Nov. 2021 Although the front of their home looks like a typical 1910s-era brick bungalow, the back section of the home reveals the original rubble rock. Leia Larsen, The Salt Lake Tribune, 10 Oct. 2021 The restaurant serves Southern cuisine in a Museum District bungalow with a great patio, and has earned Williams a James Beard Award nomination this year. Emma Balter, Chron, 8 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of bungalow

1676, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bungalow

Hindi baṅglā & Urdu banglā, literally, (house) in the Bengal style

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“Bungalow.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bungalow. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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bun·​ga·​low | \ ˈbəŋ-gə-ˌlō How to pronounce bungalow (audio) \

Kids Definition of bungalow

: a house with a main level and a smaller second level above


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