town·​home | \ ˈtau̇n-ˌhōm How to pronounce townhome (audio) \
plural townhomes

Definition of townhome

: a house that has two or three levels and that is attached to a similar house by a shared wall : town house sense 1 "Drop-dead gorgeous 1991 townhome in the heart of Brentwood" was how McKenna described the property in the listing.— Jeffrey Toobin An "extraordinary" townhome community, conveniently located on approximately 30 acres of magnificent countryside in the Jefferson Boro area of South Hills.The Pittsburgh Press … machines rumble outside smoothing the way for a townhome complex, vanguard of the new village.— Charlie Meyers

Examples of townhome in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The strategy, which would shift cities from being dominated by single-family homes to having more townhomes, apartments and high-rises, has sparked significant debate about the state’s future. Los Angeles Times, "Podcast: Will coronavirus alter California’s plan for denser cities with more housing?," 30 Apr. 2020 Fire swept through a Grapevine townhome complex Friday morning, destroying several units and displacing 18 residents. Loyd Brumfield, Dallas News, "Several townhome units destroyed in Grapevine fire," 17 Apr. 2020 The project would include a variety of housing types: senior, multifamily, townhomes, condos and villas on different-size lots. Cathy Kozlowicz, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "New development in Sussex would bring variety of housing options," 18 Mar. 2020 The assailant, police said then, generally attacked women in apartments or townhomes, and would use something -- a pillowcase, a shirt, or a towel -- to conceal his face, according to the Herald. Jason Hanna, CNN, "Investigators believe 'Pillowcase Rapist' possibly in custody, report says," 22 Jan. 2020 The units, including some townhomes, will range from 552 square feet to 1,705 square feet. Katherine Feser, Houston Chronicle, "Fein to start third apartment project in Springwoods Village," 19 Dec. 2019 The area, just west of College Park and bordered by Princeton Street and Orange Blossom Trail, will be home to a mix of luxury apartments, townhomes, businesses and restaurants. Caroline Glenn,, "The Packing District: Here is what’s coming to Orlando’s newest neighborhood," 9 Dec. 2019 The blaze grew to a four-alarm fire and burned two businesses, damaged at least five townhomes, charred about 50 parked cars and torched four acres of brush, officials say. oregonlive, "Portland man charged with arson in massive August fire," 26 Nov. 2019 Thus far in South Florida, more than 11,000 fans have booked townhomes, condos and other digs between Jan. 30 and Feb. 2, the day of the game, Randall said. David Lyons,, "Homeowners wanted: Airbnb seeks Super Bowl 2020 hosts, but they’ll need to work hard for the money.," 11 Oct. 2019

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1957, in the meaning defined above

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“Townhome.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jun. 2020.

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