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 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 Of course, this self-isolation means his two sons, ages 6 and 9, lost their playhouse. Fox News, "Texas ER doctor who treats coronavirus patients self-isolates in treehouse," 22 Apr. 2020 Stormi Webster, future Olympic snowboarder and current style icon, is celebrating the holidays as all young toddlers do, and was gifted a playhouse that's definitely bigger than my apartment. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Stormi Webster Received a Giant Playhouse from Kris Jenner for Christmas," 23 Dec. 2019 Each doll has a wacky hairstyle and outfit, and their garden pot opens up to reveal a little playhouse. 11. Anna Lane, USA TODAY, "The 15 top toys on Amazon that will sell out before Black Friday," 30 Oct. 2019 Planter boxes, lawn and a playhouse fill out the yard. Los Angeles Times, "Bolting San Diego: Philip Rivers lists Santaluz estate for $4.2 million," 28 Apr. 2020 For this was the first time that the storied sports and entertainment arena had been transformed into a playhouse, for a one-performance-only run of a play. Peter Marks, Washington Post, "Watching ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ with 18,000 teenagers was one of the most profound theater experiences of my career," 27 Feb. 2020 Also upstairs, there is a large game room that connects to a children’s playhouse room, craft room and a second laundry room. Mary Grace Metheny, Dallas News, "View this French-style chateau that sits on 16 acres in McKinney," 20 Mar. 2020 Backed by Russian billionaire Leonid Mikhelson, the conversion was handled by the Renzo Piano Building Workshop and now the massive, 430,556-square-foot complex will house an artist residency block, education center, library, and 420-seat playhouse. Ashlea Halpern, Condé Nast Traveler, "9 Museum Openings Worth Planning Trips Around in 2020," 3 Mar. 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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22 May 2020

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“Playhouse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 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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