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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His poster is also hanging up in the 13 Going on 30 dollhouse! 7. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "8 Savage Easter Eggs in Ariana Grande's "Thank U, Next" Music Video," 3 Dec. 2018 Jenna's iconic dollhouse makes an appearance in Ariana's music video, as does Ari in a wedding dress — joined by her friends as bridesmaids. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Watch Ariana Grande's "Thank U, Next" Video Reference "Bring It On," "Mean Girls," "Legally Blonde," and "13 Going on 30"," 30 Nov. 2018 The guest compartments, inlaid with cherrywood and hung in Thai fabrics, are like Victorian dollhouses. Jo Rodgers, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Most Romantic Way to Get From Singapore to Bangkok," 7 Sep. 2018 Ari first teased 13 Going on 30 as another 25% of the video with a picture a dollhouse eerily similar to the one Jenna has in the film. Sara Delgado, Teen Vogue, "Ariana Grande's "Thank U, Next" Music Video Will Reference "Legally Blonde," "Mean Girls," and "13 Going on 30"," 20 Nov. 2018 Analysts have also cited a disappointing start for Nintendo Labo kits, which contain cardboard sheets that can be crafted into toys such as a fishing rod, dollhouse or mini piano and combined with the Switch. Takashi Mochizuki, WSJ, "Nintendo CEO Optimistic That Switch Consoles Will Hit Sales Goal," 30 Oct. 2018 The yellow-brick Harborview Medical Center, decorated in places with white chevrons and pocked with dollhouse windows, is a gorgeous building, an early-twentieth-century sanitarium overlooking Seattle’s infinite harbor. Jacqueline Detwiler, Popular Mechanics, "The Heroes of Science Who Are Unlocking the Brain," 3 Oct. 2018 The Miniaturist, a three-part series commissioned by the BBC about a (real) Dutch girl married off to a wealthy merchant, her (real) dollhouse, and some (fictionalized) voodoo elements. Matteo Montanari, Allure, "How Anya Taylor-Joy Translated a Childhood Fascination With Makeup Into a Successful Acting Career," 28 Aug. 2018 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

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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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