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

Definition of hallway

1 : an entrance hall

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 But at least one scene depicts a long, narrowed windowed hallway of the Mount Vernon high school. Mary Carole Mccauley, baltimoresun.com, 19 Nov. 2021 The director makes a visual and aural distinction between the tight hallway outside the door and inside Chamberlain’s apartment. Lisa Kennedy, Variety, 18 Nov. 2021 The station reported earlier that Christina Steele Hantgin, the principal at Austin ISD’s Travis Early College High School, took an unusual step and removed doors for hallway bathrooms due to these behavior issues. Fox News, 17 Nov. 2021 Eicher and two other pastors barricaded the hallway to block the deer from going into other parts of the church. Washington Post, 17 Nov. 2021 Justin Wickey erected barricades in a hallway to try to keep the animal from the rest of the church. CBS News, 17 Nov. 2021 At the main hospital in Bucharest, the bodies of those who died from covid-19 lined a hallway in recent days because there was no room in the morgue. Compiled Democrat-gazette Staff From Wire Reports, Arkansas Online, 15 Nov. 2021 At the main one in Bucharest, the bodies of those who died from COVID-19 lined a hallway in recent days because there was no room in the morgue. Dusan Stojanovic And Jovana Gec, Anchorage Daily News, 14 Nov. 2021 In a dim hallway, the overhead fluorescent lighting had stopped working, except for one eerily flickering panel. The New Yorker, 12 Nov. 2021

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First Known Use of hallway

1876, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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23 Nov 2021

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“Hallway.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hallway. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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