win·​dow·​sill | \ ˈwin-dō-ˌsil How to pronounce windowsill (audio) , -də- \

Definition of windowsill

: the horizontal member at the bottom of a window opening

Examples of windowsill in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bring the outdoors in Whether a small herb garden on the windowsill or a potted pythos on open shelving, greenery is a great way to enliven your kitchen space, says Valeris. Brigitt Earley, Good Housekeeping, "7 Steps To An Organized, Good-Looking Kitchen," 22 Sep. 2020 The flashlight stood on the windowsill, bulb end pointing down. Susan Choi, The New Yorker, "Flashlight," 31 Aug. 2020 Even if a fruit falls off, a bit of sunshine will turn it red on a windowsill. Jeff Lowenfels, Anchorage Daily News, "Here’s a useful hack for figuring out which perennials to plant," 20 Aug. 2020 Reid is a partner at the law firm Morgan, Lewis & Bockius and has a Pennsylvania Avenue office with four monitors, a windowsill full of orchids, a Le Courbusier leather chaise longue and an Eames easy chair. Maura Judkis, Washington Post, "‘So, what do you do?’ What, indeed. With office life dormant, white-collar Washington is adrift.," 19 Aug. 2020 My kitchen windowsill has become a garden; next to the pots, lemongrass sprouts and flourishes in a vase. Dallas News, "Celebrate herbs with this Persian platter from ‘Top Chef’ judge Nilou Motamed," 18 Aug. 2020 And if those wonderful blue fruits escape ending up in a pie on my kitchen windowsill, and they instead get gobbled up by a bird, deposited in some natural area and successfully establishing in their new home, how big a problem would that be? Paul Cappiello, The Courier-Journal, "Honeysuckles are the bane of our collective horticultural existence. Here's why," 15 Aug. 2020 What flowers, plants, and herbs are your absolute favorite to get a whiff of in your garden or on your windowsill? From roses to lavender bushes, there's no shortage of plants and flowers that delight us with their scents. Perri Ormont Blumberg, Southern Living, "A Floral Expert Says These Flowers Smell Like Freshly Baked Chocolate Chip Cookies," 5 Aug. 2020 As the summer heats up, this portable air conditioner can help cool down your house or apartment quickly without taking up space on your windowsill. Ellen Mcalpine, CNN Underscored, "Save big on food, appliances, electronics and more with instant savings from Sam’s Club," 31 July 2020

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First Known Use of windowsill

1703, in the meaning defined above

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6 Oct 2020

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“Windowsill.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of windowsill

: a narrow shelf that is attached to the bottom of a window


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