doll·​house | \ ˈdäl-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce dollhouse (audio) , ˈdȯl- \
variants: or less commonly doll's house or dolls' house

Definition of dollhouse

1 : a child's small-scale toy house
2 : a dwelling so small as to suggest a house for dolls

Examples of dollhouse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His neighbor’s home was opened like a dollhouse, allowing a reporter to peer into the remains of the kitchen decorated with wallpaper featuring green peacocks. New York Times, 7 May 2022 Some districts here showed battle scars caused by cruise missiles, their explosive strength capable of shearing the facade off an entire building, exposing the rooms inside like a life-size dollhouse. Los Angeles Times, 2 May 2022 Browse through 5,000-square-feet of books, games, dishes, tools, artwork, curiosities, furniture, machinery, household and sports items, near-antiques, dollhouse furniture, glassware, holiday décor, and items both useful and decorative. Hartford Courant, 30 Apr. 2022 The sitcom set of the Banks family's home on the original Fresh Prince was like peering into a dollhouse miniature, and in some ways that helped to temper the level of money parents Philip and Vivian Banks had amassed. Kendra James, Town & Country, 6 Mar. 2022 Then the Joker starts breaking through the dollhouse walls. Darren Franich,, 28 Feb. 2022 The strike opened the barracks like a dollhouse, revealing an eerie glimpse into a soldier’s daily life: gray steel bunk beds, regulations posted on the wall. New York Times, 15 Mar. 2022 Among the fabulous examples of Dutch decorative arts, many of them gathered in a distinct gallery with a black-and-white-tiled floor, is a wonderful dollhouse. Washington Post, 21 Jan. 2022 See you next Waynesday, when the nipples arrive. Kiss me deadly with a taser, paint my dollhouse black. Darren Franich,, 20 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of dollhouse

1783, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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17 May 2022

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“Dollhouse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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