tumbledown

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adjective tum·ble·down \ˈtəm-bəl-ˈdau̇n\

Definition of tumbledown

  1. :  dilapidated, ramshackle <a tumbledown house at the edge of town — Sherwood Anderson>

Examples of tumbledown in a sentence

  1. <lived alone on a tumbledown farm that had seen better days>

1818

First Known Use of tumbledown

1818


TUMBLEDOWN Defined for English Language Learners

tumbledown

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adjective tum·ble·down \ˈtəm-bəl-ˈdau̇n\

Definition of tumbledown for English Language Learners

  • of a building : in bad condition : ready to fall down


TUMBLEDOWN Defined for Kids

tumbledown

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adjective tum·ble·down \ˈtəm-bəl-ˌdau̇n\

Definition of tumbledown for Students

  1. :  dilapidated <a tumbledown old house>


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