penthouse

noun
pent·​house | \ ˈpent-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce penthouse (audio) \

Definition of penthouse

1a : a shed or roof attached to and sloping from a wall or building
b : a smaller structure joined to a building : annex
2 : a structure or dwelling on the roof or top floor of a building

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Examples of penthouse in a Sentence

had a small penthouse built to serve as a toolshed
Recent Examples on the Web Five penthouses with up to 3,600 square feet will be on the top two floors. Houston Chronicle, "Austin developers to launch Tiki Island condo and boathouse development," 27 Apr. 2020 The penthouse unit at the W Hollywood has more than 4,700 square feet of space, walls of windows and views of downtown L.A. and the Hollywood Hills. Neal J. Leitereg, Los Angeles Times, "New CBS Entertainment chief George Cheeks moves on up at the W Hollywood," 15 Apr. 2020 The hotel will also have a 7,000-square-foot ballroom and 265 rooms with five penthouse suites. Tirion Morris, azcentral, "Here's what to expect when celeb chef Giada De Laurentiis opens 2 Scottsdale restaurants," 28 Feb. 2020 Book one of the eight penthouse suites, which have outdoor living rooms and Caribbean vistas. Ann Abel, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Resorts in Mexico: 2019 Readers' Choice Awards," 17 Jan. 2020 The penthouse originally hit the market in 2018 at $8.75 million and was more recently listed at $6.25 million, records show. Neal J. Leitereg, Los Angeles Times, "New CBS Entertainment chief George Cheeks moves on up at the W Hollywood," 15 Apr. 2020 In February 2011, smack dab in the middle of Gossip Girl season 4, Leighton Meester traded in Blair Waldorf’s Upper East Side penthouse for an L.A. dorm room in The Roommate. Anne Cohen, refinery29.com, "The Roommate Is On Netflix & There’s One Reason To Watch: Leighton Meester," 6 Apr. 2020 Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren's 22nd floor penthouse, 1000 N. Water St. Eric Ferring and Madeline Slettedahl, April 14, 2021. Jim Higgins, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Florentine Opera will give classic 'La Boheme' a Bronzeville makeover," 3 Mar. 2020 There is the 120-unit One Steuart Lane — on the Embarcadero over looking the bay — where several penthouses are expected to top $20 million. J.k. Dineen, SFChronicle.com, "Ultra-luxury SF condo projects could test just how high home prices can go: ‘They have a lot of money to spend’," 22 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of penthouse

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for penthouse

alteration of Middle English pentis, from Anglo-French apentiz, from apent, past participle of apendre, appendre to attach, hang against — more at append

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The first known use of penthouse was in the 14th century

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21 May 2020

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“Penthouse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/penthouse. Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

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penthouse

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How to pronounce penthouse (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of penthouse

: an apartment on the top floor or roof of a building

penthouse

noun
pent·​house | \ ˈpent-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce penthouse (audio) \

Kids Definition of penthouse

: an apartment on the top floor or roof of a building

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