hall·​way | \ ˈhȯl-ˌwā How to pronounce hallway (audio) \

Definition of hallway

1 : an entrance hall

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Examples of hallway in a Sentence

Her office is at the end of the hallway. I'll meet you in the front hallway.

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Moments later, the doors opened to a bright red hallway glowing with nostalgia. Melissa Yeager, azcentral, "The TWA Hotel at JFK: How to see this aviation history gem on your layover," 11 July 2019 Other oddities found: a hallway covered with artificial eyeballs and a life-size female doll hanging from a chandelier, The New York Times reported. Ashley Shaffer, USA TODAY, "Artificial eyeballs and a life-size doll," 10 July 2019 Little of today’s furniture and accessories are original to the house; the exceptions are a stunning 10-foot-tall pier mirror in a second-floor hallway and two oil paintings by Charles Christian Eisele in the parlor. Dina Mishev, Washington Post, "Cheyenne," 10 July 2019 Amid the chaos of the dead and wounded, a nurse directed him to lay the boy on a mattress in a fourth-floor hallway. Dave Altimari, courant.com, "In the chaos of the Hartford circus fire, a 6-year-old boy disappeared; now, 75 years later, his family wants to find out what happened to him," 7 July 2019 The museum has posted a content warning, and the work sits on an easily avoidable high pedestal in a narrow hallway between galleries. Christopher Knight, latimes.com, "Review: Getty Villa’s ‘Buried by Vesuvius’ is exquisite and, at times, explicit," 3 July 2019 My recovery room was a row of chairs against a wall in a very small room, more like a hallway. Max, Longreads, "These Rooms Alone," 25 June 2019 Restrooms are hidden in a rear corner -- many diners make the mistake of first going to a center hallway that actually leads to the kitchen. Michael Mayo, sun-sentinel.com, "Review: The Terrace Grill at the Dalmar in Fort Lauderdale is a good-looking disappointment," 20 June 2019 Prior to the vote, Hyde had been so confident that he could be seen all but dancing in a nearby hallway. Dan Moran, Lake County News-Sun, "Moran: After bringing a gambling package home, Link says Waukegan casino could break ground next year," 4 June 2019

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First Known Use of hallway

1876, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of hallway was in 1876

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