ca·​bana | \ kə-ˈban-yə How to pronounce cabana (audio) , -ˈba-nə How to pronounce cabana (audio) \

Definition of cabana

1 : a lightweight structure with living facilities
2 : a tentlike shelter usually with an open side facing a beach or swimming pool

Examples of cabana in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On a bluff above a tiny beach known as Watkins Cove, the property has an oceanfront cabana accessed via a cliff-side elevator, Mr. Rappaport said. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, 28 Apr. 2022 Out back, a cabana with heated floors leads to a private dock with room for three boats. Jack Flemming, Los Angeles Times, 25 Apr. 2022 The three-story home perched on a scenic hill also featured a rooftop entertainment deck with a wet bar and an outdoor cabana space with steps leading right to the beach. Hattie Lindert,, 21 Apr. 2022 In another Palm Springs influence, Virginia's office introduces an unexpected color—tangerine—in a vibrant cabana stripe on the ceiling. Jennifer Fernandez, Better Homes & Gardens, 5 Apr. 2022 Sixty galleries, representing such cities as Los Angeles, London and Berlin, will take over the hotel’s poolside cabana rooms as well as two floors in the hotel’s tower. Kirsten Chuba, The Hollywood Reporter, 13 Feb. 2022 Teamwork made the dream work in this family’s backyard, where artist and master crafter Jill Ellis and her father built an airy, inviting pool cabana. Sunset Magazine, 7 Jan. 2022 Outside, the expansive grounds include a large pond—perfect for ice-skating during the winter and trout fishing in the summer—with a large cabana, bar, outdoor kitchen and cozy firepit. Howard Walker, Robb Report, 22 Mar. 2022 Out back, patios and scenic lookouts surround a swimming pool, spa, tennis court, meditation deck and cabana with a fireplace. Jack Flemming, Los Angeles Times, 14 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of cabana

1890, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for cabana

Spanish cabaña, literally, hut, from Medieval Latin capanna

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“Cabana.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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ca·​bana | \ kə-ˈba-nyə How to pronounce cabana (audio) , -nə \

Kids Definition of cabana

: a shelter usually with an open side used by people at a beach or swimming pool

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