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[en-ter-sol, ahn-truh-, en-; French ahn-truh-sawl] /ˈɛn tərˌsɒl, ˈɑn trə-, ˈɛn-; French ɑ̃ trəˈsɔl/
noun, plural entresols
[en-ter-solz, ahn-truh-, en-; French ahn-truh-sawl] /ˈɛn tərˌsɒlz, ˈɑn trə-, ˈɛn-; French ɑ̃ trəˈsɔl/ (Show IPA).
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 Unabridged
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  • I was relieved when she rose abruptly and disappeared into the entresol, where the piano was still being intermittently played.

    San Cristbal de la Habana Joseph Hergesheimer
  • Mrs. entresol is an old acquaintance of mine, and I esteem her highly.

  • A splendid double staircase leads to the ground floor as high as an 'entresol'.

    Serge Panine, Complete Georges Ohnet
  • The ware-room of the "entresol" separated him from the rooms on the ground-floor.

    Juana Honore de Balzac
  • They were standing together in the sort of entresol or room at the head of the stairway.

    The Yotsuya Kwaidan or O'Iwa Inari James S. De Benneville
  • You forbade me to mention the young girl on the entresol, monsieur.

    Frdrique; vol. 2 Charles Paul de Kock
  • In spite of the bourlets and a burning pile of wood in my chimney, I continue to be almost frozen in my entresol.

  • He quickened his pace, came to the rue Madame, and rang at an entresol.

    L-bas J. K. Huysmans
  • There is a wonderful cheap world to be found in London, like an entresol between a palatial shop and a magnificent first floor.

    A Word to Women Mrs. C. E. Humphry
  • The entresol was dim and the Grand Vizier was slow with candles.

    54-40 or Fight Emerson Hough
British Dictionary definitions for entresol


/ˌɒntrəˈsɒl; French ɑ̃trəsɔl/
another name for mezzanine (sense 1)
Word Origin
C18: from French, literally: between floors, from entre-inter- + sol floor, ground, from Latin solum
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