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 The 21,000-square-foot complex includes a resort-style pool and two dipping pools, daybeds, hot tubs, 13 private cabanas, VIP bungalows and a DJ booth with a 40-foot LED screen. Ben Crandell, sun-sentinel.com, "Weekend preview: Hard Rock’s double DAER and an unmerry Christmas tree in Delray Beach," 24 Oct. 2019 In the decades when the Congress party dominated politics, paunchy politicians moved into colonial-era bungalows and travelled first class. The Economist, "The prime minister What does Narendra Modi want?," 24 Oct. 2019 Outdoorsy travelers can camp in a park bungalow or opt for more luxe accommodations in the nearby touristy town of Hua Hin, three hours by car or four by train from Bangkok. Washington Post, "Road tripping Thailand: Weekend getaways to beat the crowds," 9 Oct. 2019 Each year, the images are selected in a photography competition (new photos, not vintage ones), and over the years, calendar themes have ranged from residential districts to all kinds of structures, including bungalows and landmark signs. Joy Wallace Dickinson, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Orlando streetscapes take calendar spotlight," 6 May 2018 The Avalon Park area, named for the leafy city park up the boulevard and around the corner, is full of tidy brick bungalows with carefully landscaped yards. Louisa Chu, chicagotribune.com, "After a car crash, Taurus Flavors didn’t close its doors. But now the iconic South Side restaurant may be demolished.," 12 Sep. 2019 From conjoined bungalows connected by decks and a courtyard for live music, Bradley and Malley operate like the Avengers of the near East Side, bringing kitchen and bar together for the greater feel-good. Mike Sutter, ExpressNews.com, "Review: Kuriya @ Cherrity Bar delivers Japanese ramen with San Antonio charm," 3 July 2019 Over the decades, within its 63 rooms — an idiosyncratic arrangement of suites and bungalows — writers, painters, photographers, directors, actors and singers have been inspired or rejuvenated by their environs. Lynell George, Los Angeles Times, "These stories explain L.A.'s dazzling rise," 7 Sep. 2019 The extension makes the Sinclair-Morris home stand out among the modest bungalow and Craftsman-style homes in the neighborhood. Richard A. Marini, ExpressNews.com, "1927 Alta Vista home gets modern addition in San Antonio," 4 Sep. 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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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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