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

Examples of washbasin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Inside, the faucets and washbasins that adorn each room still bear witness to its past existence. April Clare Welsh, SPIN, 3 July 2024 Diane von Furstenberg climbs atop the bathroom counter, plants her bare feet in the washbasin and assesses herself in the mirror. Brent Lang, Variety, 21 June 2024 The Sleeper cabin offers maximum comfort and is equipped with a washbasin, seating, table and up to three beds. Rebecca Ann Hughes, Forbes, 17 Feb. 2024 Bryden suggests combining a black washbasin with white elements, like white stone or marble tiles, for a sleek monochrome look. Sophie Flaxman, Better Homes & Gardens, 17 Sep. 2023 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

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Word History

First Known Use

1812, in the meaning defined above

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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 24 Jul. 2024.

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

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