noun, often attributive
roof·​top | \ ˈrüf-ˌtäp How to pronounce rooftop (audio) , ˈru̇f- \

Definition of rooftop

: roof especially : the outer surface of a roof

Examples of rooftop in a Sentence

They have a garden on the rooftop of the apartment building. He wanted to shout from the rooftops when he got the job.
Recent Examples on the Web The Newbury Boston, overlooking the Public Garden, was listed as the 15th best city hotel in the continental United States, with readers noting the in-room fireplaces and rooftop restaurant, Contessa. Maya Homan,, 14 July 2022 The rooftop restaurant is the only such eatery at LAX, and it’s on the top floor penthouse, also where the outdoor heated pool is located. Debbi Kickham, Forbes, 30 June 2022 After three years at the rooftop restaurant, the 36-year-old New Jersey native wanted to branch out. Los Angeles Times, 9 June 2022 The Dani Rossini burger, made with Simmental beef and foie gras, at the Four Seasons rooftop restaurant, helmed by celebrated chef Dani Garcia. Christian L. Wright, WSJ, 29 Apr. 2022 Complete with a rooftop restaurant, beach club, and spa—La Palma, opening in summer 2022, seems to be a shoe-in for the place to see and be seen. Elise Taylor, Vogue, 26 Apr. 2022 Perhaps my favorite thing about the Newbury is Contessa, the rooftop restaurant created by chef Mario Carbone and the team at New York's Major Food Group. Claire Messud, Travel + Leisure, 23 Apr. 2022 Mathew Rosengart arrives on the rooftop restaurant of the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills wearing a wheaten wool coat from Barney’s, steeled against the early February cold snap that has whipped across Los Angeles. Malina Saval, Variety, 21 Apr. 2022 Those plans also envision nearly 200,000 square feet of residential units, which could include upscale apartments perched above bars and restaurants, along with a six-story office building that would have a rooftop restaurant. Mike Nolan,, 30 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of rooftop

1564, in the meaning defined above

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10 Aug 2022

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“Rooftop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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