split-lev·​el ˈsplit-ˈle-vəl How to pronounce split-level (audio)
: divided vertically so that the floor level of rooms in one part is approximately midway between the levels of two successive stories in an adjoining part
a split-level house
split-level noun

Examples of split-level in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web An agent, conducting surveillance near the couple’s modest, split-level house in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., snapped a photo of a Mercedes-Benz convertible parked out front, a court filing shows. Benjamin Weiser, New York Times, 12 May 2024 The hotel offers views of both the Arabian Desert sunrise and Downtown Dubai sunset from the split-level signature Marina Duplex Suite. Chrissie McClatchie, Travel + Leisure, 5 Mar. 2024 The split-level five-bedroom, one-bathroom home was listed for sale on Thursday at $245,000 with a simple exterior — brown and wooden garage with matching decorative window shutters — that belies next-level design choices inside. The Indianapolis Star, 26 Feb. 2024 Set across three passenger decks and an outdoor sun deck, Riviera Radiance will house a swimming pool, spa, wellness area, split-level lounge and dining room, the Riverview Kitchen, complete with an open kitchen and three dining venues, including the new Mosaic, inspired by the rivers of Europe. Lewis Nunn, Forbes, 14 Feb. 2024 The 2,000-square-foot split-level house was partially hidden from the street behind a thick mass of trees. Dana Oland, Idaho Statesman, 31 Jan. 2024 The layout was split-level and up the first set of steps was a loft-style bedroom overlooking the living room. Taylor Eisenhauer, Condé Nast Traveler, 27 Oct. 2023 Each street in Montclair can offer a mix of colonials, Tudor, ranches, mid-century modern, contemporary, and Victorian homes, with the occasional split-level and bi-level homes in the mix. Dobrina Zhekova, Travel + Leisure, 27 Oct. 2023 The enduring elements of a single-story, split-level or daylight modern house, however, remained popular: the use of simple building materials such as wood, stone and concrete paired with windows and layouts that draw in natural light and the outdoors. Jeastman, oregonlive, 13 Sep. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1946, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of split-level was in 1946

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“Split-level.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/split-level. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition


: a house divided so that the floor in one part is about halfway between two floors in the other
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