semi·​de·​tached | \ ˌse-mē-di-ˈtacht How to pronounce semidetached (audio) , ˌse-ˌmī-, -mi- \

Definition of semidetached

: 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 The Masters’ Houses, a short walk, include three pairs of identical semidetached houses for the Bauhaus masters and a detached single home for its director. Margo Pfeiff,, "Exploring the birthplace of Bauhaus, a German movement that changed design," 16 June 2019 The two live in a semidetached, Victorian house in Kenilworth and sometimes ride their bikes together the few miles to and from the Warwick campus. Quanta Magazine, "In Noisy Equations, One Who Heard Music," 12 Aug. 2014 Up the hill from the Anacostia Arts Center, Kadija Bangura, the center’s marketing manager, who grew up in London with parents from Trinidad and Sierra Leone, paid $187,000 in 2013 for her 1905 semidetached house. New York Times, "Washington Torn Over How to Grow Without ‘Breaking Up a Village’," 5 June 2018 The house is segmented into four semidetached barns, each shaped with the straightforwardness of a Monopoly house, its crisp corners and sharp silhouette revealing the eye of a modernist. Joseph Giovannini, ELLE Decor, "HOUSE TOUR: Contemporary Decor Blends With Farmhouse Tradition Inside A Hamptons Barn," 2 July 2015

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First Known Use of semidetached

1856, in the meaning defined above

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“Semidetached.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 23 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of semidetached

British : attached to another house by a shared wall on one side

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out of the ordinary or unreasonable

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