pas·​sage·​way | \ ˈpa-sij-ˌwā How to pronounce passageway (audio) \

Definition of passageway

: a way that allows passage

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Synonyms for passageway


concourse, corridor, gallery, hall, hallway

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Examples of passageway in a Sentence

the passageway to the other side of the office

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Just inside, a Mughal style quadrant is ornamented with cascading fountains and framed by an arched passageway and gold leaf frescoes. Town & Country, "These Are the 83 Top Hotels Around the World," 6 Oct. 2016 Sound waves enter your outer ear and travel to the middle portion via a narrow passageway called the ear canal. Cassie Shortsleeve, SELF, "7 Ear Problems That Can Mess With Your Summer," 18 Aug. 2018 Narongsak said rescue teams are still looking for other ways to rescue the boys, such as locating alternative routes into the cave's network of narrow caverns and passageways. Kim Hjelmgaard And Thomas Maresca, USA TODAY, "Rescuers start teaching trapped Thai cave boys to swim and dive," 4 July 2018 Monsoon flooding cut off their escape and prevented rescuers from finding them for almost 10 days as the only way to reach them was by navigating dark and tight passageways filled with muddy water and strong currents. Author: Tassanee Vejpongsa, Kaweewit Kaewjimda, Anchorage Daily News, "Thai diver dies in effort to rescue boys soccer team from cave," 6 July 2018 The cobblestone streets and passageways are framed by historic buildings all painted in varying shades of cyan, powder blue, and periwinkle. Megan Barber, Curbed, "The 25 most colorful cities in the world," 19 Feb. 2019 The city is like an old, familiar garden that now lies desolate but where paths and passageways are still recognizable. Dominic Green, WSJ, "‘A German Officer in Occupied Paris’ Review: A Very Refined Occupation," 15 Feb. 2019 The pen exploded when Brown tried to inhale from it for the first time, with a piece slicing through his carotid artery, getting lodged in the vital passageway, which helps send blood to the brain. Sam Blum, Popular Mechanics, "Texas Man Dies After Exploding E-Cigarette Sends Shrapnel into His Neck," 5 Feb. 2019 The group had entered the sprawling Tham Luang cave in northern Thailand to go exploring after soccer practice on June 23 when monsoon rains filled the tight passageways, blocking their escape. Anchorage Daily News, "With V-for-Victory sign, rescued Thai boys celebrate freedom," 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of passageway

circa 1606, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of passageway was circa 1606

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English Language Learners Definition of passageway

: a long, narrow space that connects one place to another


pas·​sage·​way | \ ˈpa-sij-ˌwā How to pronounce passageway (audio) \

Kids Definition of passageway

: a space, road, or way by which a person or thing may move

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