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.

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Look for Hotel San Luis Obispo, a luxury property from the folks behind Hotel Healdsburg — complete with a rooftop bar, 50-foot terrace swimming pool and an updated steak househouse called Ox + Anchor — opening downtown this fall. Jessica Yadegaran, The Mercury News, "Central Coast Inn-Escapable: 3 beautiful SLO County hotels," 15 Sep. 2019 The hotel would include conference and banquet space, ground floor retail, a restaurant with a rooftop bar and a parking garage, officials said. Brian L. Cox,, "After agreement, District 69 officials express support for downtown Skokie TIF district," 27 Aug. 2019 Then, the city is yours to explore: from the retro bowling alley, Asbury Lanes, to the rooftop bars at the new five-star Asbury Ocean Club Hotel, to the Stone Pony (the famous music venue where Bruce Springsteen got his start). Elise Taylor, Vogue, "5 Last-Minute Labor Day Weekend Getaways," 23 Aug. 2019 The Moxy will have a rooftop bar reserved for guests or private functions. Christopher Muther,, "Micro hotels are the next big thing in Boston," 15 Aug. 2019 Then head back up the hill on Ocean Avenue to Vesuvio’s popular rooftop bar for a pre-dinner cocktail around the fire pit. Tovin Lapan,, "One day, one place: Carmel-by-the-Sea," 17 July 2019 His third project, a 400-seat IPIC movie theater on top of retail shops and a restaurant with a rooftop bar, will break ground in September. Lisa J. Huriash,, "Booming Flagler Village replacing ‘old Fort Lauderdale’ feel," 25 June 2019 The Monarch Club, a rooftop bar in the Metropolitan Building. Matthew Kronsberg, WSJ, "A Fascinating Long Weekend in Detroit: The Essential Guide," 19 June 2019 The New York City Police Department is investigating a woman's claim that actor Cuba Gooding Jr. inappropriately touched her at a rooftop bar, multiple law enforcement sources said Monday. NBC News, "Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. accused of groping woman at NYC bar," 11 June 2019

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First Known Use of rooftop

1564, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of rooftop

: the upper surface of a roof

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