Meaning of “brownstone” in the English Dictionary


"brownstone" in English

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uk /ˈbraʊn.stəʊn/ us /ˈbraʊn.stoʊn/ mainly US

Examples from literature

  • A big brownstone building confronted them. 
  • I wouldn't trade that old building for all the brownstone between here and New York harbour, he declared. 
  • It is a room in which all the arts of the undertaker have seemingly been called upon to bring out the full possibilities of the average New York brownstone "front-parlour." 
  • It was after half past four when, having walked up five flights of stairs, he let himself into his modest flat on the top floor of an old-fashioned brownstone house. 
  • On the east side of the block were four brownstone houses, wide, tall, and roomy. 

(Definition of “brownstone” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"brownstone" in American English

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brownstonenoun [ C ]

us /ˈbrɑʊnˌstoʊn/

a city house with its front built of a red-brown stone

(Definition of “brownstone” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)