house·​top ˈhau̇s-ˌtäp How to pronounce housetop (audio)
: roof
especially : the level surface of a flat roof
from the housetops
: for all to hear : openly
shouting their grievances from the housetops

Examples of housetop in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Luke 12:1-5 essentially says what is whispered from the backrooms will be shouted from the housetop. William Thornton |, al, 23 May 2022 All along the line of the march, citizens filled sidewalks balconies and housetops to get a glimpse of the procession. Dawn Mitchell, Indianapolis Star, 30 Apr. 2018 Today, white successors in the Indians gazed from housetops, land points, and from airplanes at the sight. Magner White,, 17 Aug. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1526, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of housetop was in 1526

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“Housetop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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house·​top ˈhau̇-ˌstäp How to pronounce housetop (audio)
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