doll·​house ˈdäl-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce dollhouse (audio)
variants or less commonly doll's house or dolls' house
: a child's small-scale toy house
: a dwelling so small as to suggest a house for dolls

Examples of dollhouse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One of my favorite ways to accessorize is with novelty purses, like with a pink dollhouse purse. Samantha Jade Durán,, 29 Aug. 2023 Plus, the dollhouse is designed to connect with other Gabby playsets that are sold separately. Dorian Smith-Garcia, Parents, 8 Nov. 2023 This movie has everything: Toni Collette shouting, miniature dollhouses, and tongue clicking. Samantha Sasso, Vulture, 9 June 2023 The dollhouse is like a fever dream of a penthouse, featuring the giant spiral slide from roof to pool, multiple floors, and more than 75 fun, thoughtful details and accessories: tiny fuchsia furniture and working lights! Malia Griggs, Glamour, 26 Oct. 2023 Price at time of publication: $50 The Best Indoor Toys and Games to Inspire Active Play Playmobil 1.2.3 Family Home View On Amazon View On Walmart Little ones love playing house, but many traditional dollhouses require more dexterity than 3-year-olds possess. Samantha McIntyre, Parents, 24 Oct. 2023 The KidKraft wooden dollhouse is $31 off and includes 30 accessories plus a working elevator. Ali Faccenda, Peoplemag, 9 Oct. 2023 Their living room is a tidy space decorated with Ms. Huckins’s figurines and dollhouse pieces. Trip Gabriel Hilary Swift, New York Times, 7 Oct. 2023 In northern Europe during the 17th century, dollhouses were a way for the wealthy to show off their properties; nowadays, aficionados cite reasons ranging including escapism and aspirational interior design. Vivian Wang,, 19 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1783, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of dollhouse was in 1783

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“Dollhouse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

Kids Definition


doll·​house ˈdäl-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce dollhouse (audio)
: a child's small toy house
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