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Definition of "tumbledown" [tumbledown]

  • Being in such bad repair as to seem in danger of collapsing; very dilapidated or rickety: a tumbledown shack. (adjective)

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 "tumbledown" in a sentence
  • "As well might we speak of a "tumbledown" habit in a row of houses, brought on by locomotives running underneath their foundations."
  • "According to the Telegraph, the "Abbey of Thelema" near the town of Cefalu is on the market for €1. 5m, and for your money you get a "tumbledown" property with some interesting interior decor."
  • "She was sitting on a stool, with her tumbledown curly black hair, playing her guitar and singing true soul."