park·​way ˈpärk-ˌwā How to pronounce parkway (audio)
: a broad landscaped thoroughfare

Examples of parkway in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The severe weather threat is expected to increase overnight in Louisville and other communities north of the Western Kentucky and Bluegrass parkways. The Courier-Journal, 31 Mar. 2024 The parkway's famous Linn Cove Viaduct is a must-see engineering marvel. Hilary Tetenbaum, Detroit Free Press, 23 Feb. 2024 In this view looking east along Ocean Parkway in Gilgo Beach, N.Y., the area where the bodies of four women were found, is shown to the left of the parkway on July 25, 2023. Adam Reiss, NBC News, 15 Jan. 2024 Cleaning up the parkways shouldn’t be an afterthought. Tony Briscoe, Los Angeles Times, 13 May 2023 The procession left the church, turning right onto the parkway, heading down toward the cemetery. Thomas Lake, CNN, 1 Mar. 2024 He has so far not been connected to the other cases involved in the parkway series, which the FBI has long investigated as potentially the work of a serial killer. Gregory S. Schneider, Washington Post, 9 Jan. 2024 That includes everywhere from parkways to national parks to monuments. Chris Dong, Travel + Leisure, 1 Mar. 2024 Just after the parkway crosses into Jasper National Park, Athabasca Glacier appears on the left, a giant frozen tongue tumbling down from the Columbia Icefield. Joe Yogerst, Forbes, 20 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1875, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of parkway was in 1875

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“Parkway.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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park·​way ˈpär-ˌkwā How to pronounce parkway (audio)
: a broad landscaped highway

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