- a theater.
- a small house for children to play in.
- a toy house.
Origin of playhouse
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Examples from the Web for playhouse
It left court-watchers wondering if the child's body might have first been stored inside the playhouse.Did They Get Her?
June 15, 2011
Colds caught at this season are The Companion to the Playhouse.De Libris: Prose and Verse
I was in the playhouse one night when Cà Ira was called for.The Letters of Robert Burns
There was a balcony from which you could look down on the dancers as from the gallery of a playhouse.The Christian
She calls it her playhouse and you'd think 'twas Heaven the way she loves to stay there.Mary-'Gusta
Joseph C. Lincoln
In the autumn of 1580 he saw an opportunity to break the lease and close the playhouse.Shakespearean Playhouses
Joseph Quincy Adams
- a theatre where live dramatic performances are given
- a toy house, small room, etc, for children to play in
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Word Origin and History for playhouse
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