[en-ter-sol, ahn-truh-, en-; French ahn-truh-sawl]
- a low floor between two higher floors, the lower one usually being a ground floor; mezzanine.
Origin of entresol
1765–75; < French: literally, between-floor, equivalent to entre- inter- + sol floor < Latin solum ground
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Examples from the Web for entresol
My bedroom was on the first floor, above an entresol, and looked into the back street.Masterpieces of Mystery
Mrs. Entresol is an old acquaintance of mine, and I esteem her highly.
The solar was an intermediate storey, resembling the French entresol.The White Lady of Hazelwood
Emily Sarah Holt
He would come down from the entresol and talk to his mother quite often.A Family of Noblemen
On reaching the second room I was referred to another room on the entresol.The Mapleson Memoirs, vol I
James H. Mapleson
- another name for mezzanine (def. 1)
C18: from French, literally: between floors, from entre- inter- + sol floor, ground, from Latin solum
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