lane·​way | \ ˈlān-ˌwā How to pronounce laneway (audio) \

Definition of laneway

: lane

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Recent Examples on the Web Seven figures may not even buy you very much — a tiny two-bedroom bungalow that looks more like a laneway house in the city’s desirable Little Italy neighbourhood was listed for $1 million in July. Sadiya Ansari,, "My Dream Of Owning A Home Is Dead — & I Couldn’t Be Happier," 5 Oct. 2020 Before the pandemic, Levi Fedley would bike to one of Melbourne’s famous laneway cafes, sit down with the perfect cup of coffee and watch the world go by. Emily Cadman,, "The Little Luxuries People Can’t Give Up — Even in a Pandemic," 3 Aug. 2020 These independent fashion labels are as intrinsic to Melbourne as the old Victorian cottages lining the laneways of Richmond. Besha Rodell, New York Times, "How Australians Seek Connection in Isolation," 2 Apr. 2020 The laneway is lined with boutiques, cafés, tattoo parlors, yoga studios, and old-school Egyptian restaurants. Ashlea Halpern, Condé Nast Traveler, "20 Best Things To Do In Singapore," 2 Mar. 2018 The homespun, authentic feel of walking some of the city's most iconic laneways for street art with someone who has an intimate knowledge of—and participation in—the scene is an unrivaled experience. Krista Simmons, Condé Nast Traveler, "13 Best Things to Do in Melbourne," 26 Sep. 2018 The morning will commence with a walk through the famed street art adorned laneways and arcades before meeting one Melbourne's best baristas, who will attempt to explain the city's obsession with coffee. Stuart Rigg, Town & Country, "How to Plan a Trip to Australia," 5 Oct. 2016 Fine and casual dining, museums, waterfront spots, artistic communities, and laneways, which are backstreets with shopping and plenty of places to eat and drink. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY, "Chris Hemsworth shares his favorite spots in Australia," 11 Aug. 2017 Dirty laneways have been turned into clusters of cool cafes and restaurants, and small bars have opened that would just as easily be at home in Paris. Brett Foley,, "Bad Weather, Ugly Beaches. Still, Aussies Are Flocking to Melbourne," 10 May 2017

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First Known Use of laneway

1882, in the meaning defined above

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“Laneway.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 May. 2021.

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