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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The pupils both uploaded video of their good deed to Facebook, and the clip of them handing Todd bags of shoes, shirts and shorts in the hallway quickly went viral. Rachel Desantis, PEOPLE.com, "Football Players Give Their Clothes to Classmate Bullied for Wearing Same Outfit Every Day," 12 Sep. 2019 After the verdict, standing in the hallway, Rittgers smiled. Cameron Knight, Cincinnati.com, "Brooke Skylar Richardson trial: Not guilty on most serious charges. Lawyers don't expect any jail time.," 12 Sep. 2019 Neighbors waited to comment, while lawyers and city staffers mingled in the hallway outside. BostonGlobe.com, "accepted the resignation of one member — Dorchester real estate agent Craig Galvin," 11 Sep. 2019 The two women embraced in the hallway after the sentencing of Shiheim Johnson, 23, of Vallejo, who was convicted of the first-degree murder of Torian Hughes, 17, who died Dec. 20, 2015, in the 900 block of Mandela Parkway. Angela Ruggiero, The Mercury News, "Judge hands out reduced sentence for man convicted of killing Oakland councilwoman’s grandson," 10 Sep. 2019 Twice, Pitino passed by reporters staking out the meeting in the hallway without a characteristic quip or a comment in response to their softball questions. Tim Sullivan, The Courier-Journal, "Progress not visible in talks between Rick Pitino and the U of L Athletic Association," 10 Sep. 2019 Johnson’s outburst was followed by a heated exchange between his supporters and members of Bandy’s family in the hallway. Cory Shaffer, cleveland.com, "Man curses judge after being sentenced to two life sentences in downtown Cleveland double murder," 27 Aug. 2019 Ani, who’s never officially met Mr. Porter before, spots him in the hallway, and realizes she’s seen him before. Kaitlin Reilly, refinery29.com, "R29 Binge Club: 13 Reasons Why Season 3 Recap," 24 Aug. 2019 When Wanda objected, she was sent to stand in the hallway. USA Today, "Were Wanda Tucker’s ancestors America’s first slaves? A difficult search for answers in far-away Angola," 22 Aug. 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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