wash·​ba·​sin ˈwȯsh-ˌbā-sᵊn How to pronounce washbasin (audio)

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Woe, indeed, is the washbasin. Kelsey Keith, ELLE Decor, 17 Feb. 2021 One element here is of particularly personal significance—the washbasin that has deliberately been left visible in the entry hall. Ian Phillips, ELLE Decor, 1 June 2022 The washbasin makes post-drink cleanup even simpler. Bryan Rogala, Outside Online, 7 Dec. 2020 The towels are all over the place, and the water is still running in the washbasin. Sophie Calle, Harper's Magazine, 16 Feb. 2011 This washbasin for Godzilla sat at the bottom of a 4-mile-long valley surrounded by mountains nearly 5,000 feet tall, which created a natural barrier against the outside world’s noise and helped isolate this remote area. Stephen Kurczy, Wired, 3 Aug. 2021 The first floor is described as having a spacious kitchen with modern appliances and a bathroom with a large shower, washbasin, toilet, and bidet. Jada Jackson, House Beautiful, 13 May 2021 Door handles, washbasins, and school tables are wiped down three to five times daily. Colette Davidson, The Christian Science Monitor, 14 May 2020 All bathrooms used by the sick person should also be thoroughly cleaned, including the door handle, locking device, toilet seat, faucet, washbasin, adjacent walls and counter. David Oliver, USA TODAY, 10 Mar. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1812, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of washbasin was in 1812

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“Washbasin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/washbasin. Accessed 29 May. 2023.

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wash·​ba·​sin ˈwȯsh-ˌbās-ᵊn How to pronounce washbasin (audio)

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