play·​house | \ ˈplā-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce playhouse (audio) \

Definition of playhouse

2 : a small house for children to play in

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Examples of playhouse in a Sentence

they're renovating the old playhouse and adding extra screens
Recent Examples on the Web BAHP board members said the playhouse will resume in Bennie Nipper’s memory once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. Don Maines Correspondent, Houston Chronicle, "Dickinson theater co-founder remembered as mentor, pioneer," 24 June 2020 Around 1567, a man named John Brayne built an Elizabethan playhouse called the Red Lion just outside the city of London to accommodate the growing number of traveling theatrical troupes. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Archaeologists may have found site of the Red Lion, London’s first playhouse," 11 June 2020 The team believes the site was home to the Red Lion, an Elizabethan playhouse. Spencer Neale, Washington Examiner, "'Nothing short of a miracle': Archaeologists claim they discovered London's oldest theater," 10 June 2020 At 15,642 square feet, this home looks like a playhouse for any auto enthusiast with deep pockets. Colin Beresford, Car and Driver, "For $62 Million, This LA Mansion with a 15-Car Garage Can Be Yours," 6 June 2020 The playhouse is also a modular design to make transporting and installation more owner-friendly. Houston Chronicle, "First America Homes nearing completion of HomeAid Project Playhouse," 23 May 2020 The playhouse operates as a pure nonprofit, without any regular government support., "UN chief recommends scaled-back UN meeting of world leaders," 19 May 2020 Kylie also goes on to explain that the playhouse given to Stormi is quite similar to the one Kris had given her as a youngster. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Stormi Webster Received a Giant Playhouse from Kris Jenner for Christmas," 23 Dec. 2019 The little playhouse was packed with hardcore fans, theater people and artists,… Deadly Poets Society From My War Criminal: Personal Encounters with an Architect of Genocide, out this month from Ecco. Antonia Lloyd-jones, Harpers Magazine, "Archive: 2020," 11 May 2020

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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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3 Jul 2020

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“Playhouse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of playhouse

: a small house for children to play in


play·​house | \ ˈplā-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce playhouse (audio) \

Kids Definition of playhouse

1 : a small house for children to play in

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