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 Model airplanes, ships, tools, construction equipment, dollhouses and miniature guns by the world’s finest craftsmen are also on display. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Show ‘n Shine," 20 Sep. 2019 One young Dallas girl accidentally ordered a bunch of dollhouses. Amrita Khalid, Quartz, "It only took Alexa five years to take over our lives," 6 Nov. 2019 On many a street corner, often under a shade tree, stood what looked like a dollhouse on stilts. New York Times, "Clay Pots Everywhere Quenched Myanmar’s Thirst, Until They Vanished," 10 Oct. 2019 Tucker has chosen to stage the opening scene in a diorama alcove at the very rear of the playing space at Central Square Theater, which creates the odd effect of events unfolding in a dollhouse., "CAMBRIDGE — The question of complicity in a lie — or, say, oh, I don’t know, perhaps more than 12,000 demonstrably false or misleading statements in less than three years, documented by one of the nation’s leading newspapers? — hangs thick in the air over Washington just now.," 20 Sep. 2019 Regis Scott, for instance, likes to spread out a roll of brown paper and let Elin go to town painting, and David Scott built a dollhouse for her. Iris Van Rynbach,, "Prime: Getting ready for the grandkids to visit," 1 July 2019 One night, Jack got really grumpy, grabbed his little girl Julie’s dollhouse, and grilled it on the barbecue. Deroy Murdock, National Review, "Obstruction? There Was No Obstruction.," 2 Aug. 2019 The romantic video features Swift and her fictional lover, played by backup dancer and musician Christian Owens, dancing and goofing off in a dollhouse within a snowglobe. Lauren Huff,, "Taylor Swift's 'Lover' music video is here, and it's so romantic," 22 Aug. 2019 But nothing has brought her more fame and media attention than her latest project creating a dollhouse. Jenice Armstrong,, "Ob-gyn's dollhouse hobby goes viral, attracts the attention of HGTV's Chip and Joanna Gaines | Jenice Armstrong," 17 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of dollhouse

1783, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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27 Nov 2019

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“Dollhouse.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 6 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of dollhouse

US : a small toy house that is used by children for playing with dolls

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