town·​let ˈtau̇n-lət How to pronounce townlet (audio)
: a very small town

Examples of townlet in a Sentence

we passed through several sleepy townlets on the long drive to the ski lodge
Recent Examples on the Web Stepantsminda, Georgia Set along the road-trip-worthy Georgian Military Road, Stepantsminda, commonly referred to as Kazbegi, is a halcyon townlet in the Caucasus Mountains of northeastern Georgia. Lindsay Cohn, Travel + Leisure, 12 Feb. 2023 The most famous trek takes around 3-5 days and begins in Mestia, a quaint townlet dotted with picturesque Svan towers cradled by soaring peaks. Melanie Hamilton, CNN, 16 Dec. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1552, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of townlet was circa 1552

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Cite this Entry

“Townlet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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