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Definition of "lanai" []

  • A veranda or roofed patio. (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 "lanai" in a sentence
  • "Originally, a lanai was a lush Hawaiian-style porch entered through sliding doors from the living room, giving a sense of unbroken living space."
  • "Another highlight is the kitchen, which replaced what Pickell called a lanai or lean-to that was the family room and connection to the pool room."
  • "This is the view from our balcony which one is required by law to call a "lanai" in Hawai'i."