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

Definition of laneway

: lane

Examples of laneway in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sheri Koones, author of Bigger Than Tiny, Smaller Than Average, says ADUs were first popular in Canada, where units were built on alleyways and referred to as laneway houses. Kristine Gill, Better Homes & Gardens, 7 July 2022 Tucked down a quiet laneway is Patria, a Spanish tapas restaurant with a spacious outdoor courtyard patio and even larger indoor dining area with soaring ceilings. Kimberly Lyn, Travel + Leisure, 5 Aug. 2021 This lively laneway restaurant specializes in fresh, South East Asian fare. Keira Alexander, Travel + Leisure, 16 Aug. 2021 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,, 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,, 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, 2 Apr. 2020 The laneway is lined with boutiques, cafés, tattoo parlors, yoga studios, and old-school Egyptian restaurants. Ashlea Halpern, Condé Nast Traveler, 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, 26 Sep. 2018 See More

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First Known Use of laneway

1882, in the meaning defined above

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15 Jul 2022

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“Laneway.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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