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.
Recent Examples on the Web Hang it up in her room or in the hallway — whatever works for your family. Meghan Leahy, Washington Post, "We’ve tried everything, but our 5-year-old still won’t go to sleep," 18 Nov. 2020 There was a blur of motion on the iPad Bueso used to monitor the cameras in the hallway. Matthew Shaer, New York Times, "When the Virus Came for the American Dream," 2 Nov. 2020 The 26-year-old, who was unarmed, was shot six times by officers returning fire and died in her hallway. Darcy Costello, The Courier-Journal, "Third anonymous grand juror in Breonna Taylor case: 'No additional charges were allowed'," 30 Oct. 2020 Blackwood plans to display hers alongside a Brandon Crawford banner in her hallway. Henry Schulman, SFChronicle.com, "For Giants and MLB, fan cutouts went from a joke to a treasured piece of history," 30 Oct. 2020 And the morning after the election, not far from Passmore in rural Minnesota, Bri Eittreim stepped cautiously into her high school hallway, feeling scared. Jenny Singer, Glamour, "Their 2016 Election Grief Went Viral. Here’s What They’re Doing to Make Sure 2020 Isn’t a Repeat," 27 Oct. 2020 Mattingly, along with former Detective Brett Hankison and Detective Myles Cosgrove, fired 32 shots into the apartment, hitting Taylor six times and killing her in her hallway. Darcy Costello, USA TODAY, "Breonna Taylor shooting 'had nothing to do with race,' officer says in exclusive interview," 21 Oct. 2020 Ruggable rugs come in nine different sizes ranging from runners for your hallway to 9-foot-by-12-foot centerpieces and even round rugs. Kai Burkhardt, CNN Underscored, "Why everyone needs a Ruggable, the machine-washable rug," 7 Oct. 2020 Taylor, unarmed, was shot several times in her hallway and died on the scene. Dylan Lovan, Star Tribune, "Experts: Obstacles to charging police in Breonna Taylor case," 4 Aug. 2020

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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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22 Nov 2020

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“Hallway.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hallway. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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