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[toun-lit] /ˈtaʊn lɪt/
a small town.
Origin of townlet
First recorded in 1545-55; town + -let Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • They have metamorphosed a miserable mid-German townlet into a city of palaces.

  • Accompanied by 'Liza-Lu and the boy, she again ascended the little lane which secluded the church from the townlet.

  • He reached the top of the old road where it makes a sudden descent to the townlet, but she did not appear.

    The Well-Beloved Thomas Hardy
  • Tranent, too, a townlet subsisting upon collieries: how grimly commonplace!

  • A cottage which stood on a high slope above this townlet and its bay resounded one morning with the notes of a merry company.

    The Hand of Ethelberta Thomas Hardy
  • Probably no townlet in England possesses such a remarkable group of ecclesiastical buildings.

  • Fringing the townlet, new gristmill and new factory stood where the mother ditch was bridged.

    Stepsons of Light Eugene Manlove Rhodes
  • Bazoches is a townlet of five hundred inhabitants, and not one of them cares whether you come or go.

  • There the black masses of troops closed up and dismounted, till the whole slope by the townlet was covered with horses and men.

    Two Years on Trek

    Louis Eugne du Moulin
  • At Hadston Hogarth remained two months, the most occupied man anywhere, yet passing for a lounger in the townlet.

    The Lord of the Sea M. P. Shiel

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