play·house | \ˈplā-ˌhau̇s \

Definition of playhouse 

1 : theater

2 : a small house for children to play in

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Synonyms for playhouse


cinema, theater (or theatre)

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Examples of playhouse in a Sentence

they're renovating the old playhouse and adding extra screens

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Former employees, however, testified at his 2016 trial that the playhouse never had that type of lighting equipment. Vinny Vella,, "Ex-Bucks theater director accused of sending explicit prison emails to underage girl," 9 July 2018 And watched in a theater, where a close-up can swing from feeling gorgeous to imposing, this curious gem is liable to make any subsequent night at the playhouse feel strangely distant and monotonous by comparison. Robert Abele,, "Review: Jean Cocteau's masterful 1948 'Les Parents Terribles' is a treat for movie lovers," 12 July 2018 Teepees and tents, lofts and ladders, playhouses and pirate ships. Marni Jameson,, "Designing a dreamy guest room for kids," 29 June 2018 On Thursday, Bailey, her sister and two of her older grandchildren helped decorate the playhouse in honor of Ireland and Berretta. Glenn E. Rice, kansascity, "Grandma turns playhouse into memorial for granddaughters found dead in Clay County," 6 July 2018 The playhouse design appeals to kids from ages 5 to 95. Houston Chronicle, "HomeAid Project Playhouse arrives at Minute Maid June 18," 10 June 2018 His company also owns Little Tikes, a line that includes playhouses, swing sets and kid-sized cars. Jaclyn Cosgrove,, "California toy mogul Isaac Larian gives up on bid to buy hundreds of Toys R Us stores," 21 May 2018 In one client’s home, Kasler shortened the door to a walk-in closet, turning it into a playhouse. Marni Jameson,, "Designing a dreamy guest room for kids," 29 June 2018 For this year's show, Fondation Maeght served as a whimsical and unpredictable playhouse. Mara Balagtas, Condé Nast Traveler, "Louis Vuitton's Cruise 2019 Show Took Over the French Riviera's Modern Art Haven," 29 May 2018

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First Known Use of playhouse

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of playhouse was before the 12th century

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English Language Learners Definition of playhouse

: a small house for children to play in


play·house | \ˈplā-ˌhau̇s \

Kids Definition of playhouse

1 : a small house for children to play in

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one that holds something together

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