ca·​si·​ta kə-ˈsē-tə How to pronounce casita (audio)
: a small house

Examples of casita in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In many Puerto Rican neighborhoods, there stands a casita, a small house, usually brightly colored in pink or yellow paint and surrounded by green space. Detroit Free Press, 6 Mar. 2024 The house with four bedrooms and 4 ½ bathrooms comes with electronic pocket doors, Taj Mahal quartzite countertops, a new pool, a casita and a putting green. Catherine Reagor, The Arizona Republic, 1 Jan. 2024 Here, there are 49 luxe guest casitas with their own patios and fireplaces, plus three opulent private residences, all situated across 45 acres of verdant gardens and citrus groves. Alesandra Dubin, Travel + Leisure, 19 Mar. 2024 The home comes with a casita and land for a guest house or sports court. Catherine Reagor, The Arizona Republic, 18 Mar. 2024 Other rustic luxury stay options including tipis, casitas, lotus tents, bubbles, and campsites at Basecamp Terlingua. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 15 Mar. 2024 During the show’s March 1 opening party, the three casitas by the gallery’s front door were particularly popular. Amanda Rosa, Miami Herald, 7 Mar. 2024 The casita along Avis Street will remain in use, Echevarria said, as long as the community shows a need for it. Detroit Free Press, 6 Mar. 2024 With 96 guest rooms, casitas, suites, and villas, as well as 61 residences, the resort caters to a wide variety of travelers, from solo and couples to families and groups of friends. Dobrina Zhekova, Travel + Leisure, 5 Mar. 2024

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Word History


Spanish, diminutive of casa

First Known Use

1868, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of casita was in 1868

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“Casita.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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