semi·​de·​tached ˌse-mē-di-ˈtacht How to pronounce semidetached (audio)
: forming one of a pair of residences joined into one building by a common sidewall

Examples of semidetached in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Mullan and his wife, Margaret, live in a semidetached house in a modest suburb in south Dublin. Richard Grant, Smithsonian Magazine, 7 Sep. 2023 The proposal would also allow for semidetached houses and sets of up to three townhouses that face the street. Teo Armus, Washington Post, 16 Mar. 2023 The houses in the area, though very pretty, are built close together in a semidetached style, and noise carries. Mariana Enriquez, The New Yorker, 6 Feb. 2023 Her road in London is a sloping quarter mile of comfortable semidetached houses, a football field away from the swankier dwellings across noisy Finchley Road. John Lahr, The New Yorker, 7 Nov. 2022 In the other, the agency set aside $1.5 million for a developer to build 57 semidetached homes outside the Tourism District and $3.5 million to subsidize their sales to low-income buyers. Alison Burdo, ProPublica, 14 Oct. 2022 Our family lived in a semidetached, two-story house with three bedrooms in a lower middle-class suburb of Bristol, England. Marc Myers, WSJ, 2 Aug. 2022 The other is a semidetached house with two bedrooms and two bathrooms listed for $349,900. Anastazja Kolodziej, Washington Post, 22 June 2022 Like so much ordnance dropped by the German Luftwaffe during the Blitz, the bomb went astray, instead burying itself in a semidetached house on a quiet residential street, where Ciara Louise Boulding, a 67-year-old widow, was sheltering. Washington Post, 12 Feb. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1856, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of semidetached was in 1856

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“Semidetached.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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