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 Coup de Grace Josephine, a new restaurant on Roosevelt Row from local restaurateur Grace Unger and development group True North Studio, opened on Jan. 3 in an all-black bungalow. Tirion Morris, azcentral, "Roosevelt Row's bar scene is booming. Here are 5 new nightlife destinations to try soon," 21 Jan. 2020 There are moments of flickering insight, as in an antisocial German bird-watcher met in passing on Aymeric’s property, and a man from whom Florent briefly rents a bungalow. Siddhartha Deb, The New Republic, "Michel Houellebecq’s Fragile World," 21 Jan. 2020 Go with Nat Geo Topas Ecolodge This National Geographic Unique Lodge offers 33 bungalows perched on a hill outside Sa Pa, with dramatic views of peaks and rice terraces. National Geographic, "This Vietnamese national park is a spice lover’s dream," 18 Jan. 2020 An elegant 1920s-era bungalow located on 1427 Ashland Street features a unique sunken living room and is now listed for $1,445,000. Alison Medley, Houston Chronicle, "Cozy $1.5M bungalow highlights Houston Heights homes for sale," 7 Jan. 2020 Beacon Hill is one of the neighborhoods that has seen the out-of-character development — with towering modern condos built next to single-story bungalows from the 1920s and 30s. Sara Cline, ExpressNews.com, "City tightens restrictions on condo, townhome construction in San Antonio neighborhoods," 12 Dec. 2019 Or Bridgette Washington, a medical device salesperson who renovated a four-bedroom, one bath bungalow at 6638 S. Artesian Ave. into a four bedroom, 2.5 bath home with new masonry work, plumbing, electrical and HVAC. Darcel Rockett, chicagotribune.com, "Opportunity for small developers, and distressed neighborhoods: The Cook County Land Bank Authority celebrates 500th property rehab," 21 Nov. 2019 The one-story Craftsman bungalow, painted grey with dark trim, had been on and off the market — and didn’t look a bit of its 93 years. Louis Hansen, The Mercury News, "The (nearly) impossible search for a cheap Bay Area home," 14 July 2019 The Monroe bungalow, where the actress stayed numerous times, is an intimate peek into her world. Liz Cantrell, Town & Country, "Inside the New Marilyn Monroe and Howard Hughes Bungalows at the Beverly Hills Hotel," 21 Mar. 2019

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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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The first known use of bungalow was in 1676

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“Bungalow.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bungalow. Accessed 29 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of bungalow

: a house that is all on one level
US : a house that has one main level and a second smaller level above


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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