doll·house | \ˈdäl-ˌhau̇s, 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

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All smiles because Alex Drake is locked away in that creepy dollhouse in France. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "The 'Pretty Little Liars' Spin-Off Is All Over Instagram, and I Can't Wait," 28 Mar. 2018 Camille's half sister, Amma (Eliza Scanlen), has a fixation on dollhouses. Emily Yahr,, "'Sharp Objects' premiere features one major difference from Gillian Flynn's novel," 9 July 2018 The dollhouse was in a place of honor on a dark-wooden dining room table. Jenice Armstrong,, "Ob-gyn's dollhouse hobby goes viral, attracts the attention of HGTV's Chip and Joanna Gaines | Jenice Armstrong," 17 Apr. 2018 Those Victorian homes, now seeming as dainty and delicate as dollhouses, were in large measure factory-produced, said Kenneth Breisch, associate professor of architecture at USC. Steve Carney,, "Architecture Spotlight: Victorian is a stately, though needy, grande dame," 16 June 2018 On the third floor, Making Miniatures is a collection of dolls donated by Cathy Lincoln, whose family owned Lincoln Electric, and dollhouses, including one that replicates the Stager Beckwith Mansion. Roxanne Washington,, "Children's Museum of Cleveland gets gift, milestone visitor (photos)," 13 May 2018 Buzz enjoyed repairing cuckoo clocks and building dollhouses. Hartford Courant,, "Harold L. Mathers Sr.," 1 July 2018 The dollhouse is partially furnished with period pieces and has the same proportions as the real house. Kathleen Mcwilliams, Courant Community, "Six Historic Treasures Now On Display at the Webb Deane Stevens Museum," 29 June 2018 Annie constructs dollhouse-like dioramas that are painstakingly detailed and that recreate, in miniature, scenes and places from her own life. Ari Aster, New York Times, "Review: In ‘Hereditary,’ the Horror Is Slow-Cooked and Homemade," 7 June 2018

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First Known Use of dollhouse

1783, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of dollhouse

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

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