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Definition of "summerhouse" [sum•mer•house]

  • A small, roofed structure in a park or garden affording shade and rest; a gazebo. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "summerhouse" in a sentence
  • "Mr Brown claimed more than £500 to redecorate a "summerhouse" - a building in the grounds of his Scottish home he uses as an office."
  • "The summerhouse was an octagon, only big enough inside for two people, and its latticework walls had been recently painted a greenish blue."
  • "Inside—or, rather, outside—the summerhouse was the kind of place Rebecca would find enchanting, with its burbling fountain, decorative brickwork, and stone chairs protected from the elements by shelflike orange tile roofs."