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[hawl-wey] /ˈhɔlˌweɪ/
a corridor, as in a building.
an entrance hall.
Origin of hallway
An Americanism dating back to 1875-80; hall + way1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He stepped out into the hall; we could hear his weary feet dragging down the hallway—a hollow sound and a bit uncanny.

    The Blind Spot Austin Hall
  • There was no warning buzz and he continued on his way through a hallway.

    Alarm Clock Everett B. Cole
  • There wasn't a sound now, but she could have sworn she had heard a footstep on the hallway above, or on the upper stairs.

    The White Moll Frank L. Packard
  • Young King Brady divested himself of his disguise in a hallway.

  • They wouldn't let me in, so I listened in the hallway, pressed against the door with my face to the crack.

    Personality Plus Edna Ferber
British Dictionary definitions for hallway


a hall or corridor
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for hallway

1877, American English, from hall + way.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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