entresol

[ en-ter-sol, ahn-truh-, en-; French ahn-truh-sawl ]
/ ˈɛn tərˌsɒl, ˈɑn trə-, ˈɛn-; French ɑ̃ trəˈsɔl /

noun, plural en·tre·sols [en-ter-solz, ahn-truh-, en-; French ahn-truh-sawl] /ˈɛn tərˌsɒlz, ˈɑn trə-, ˈɛn-; French ɑ̃ trəˈsɔl/. Architecture.

a low floor between two higher floors, the lower one usually being a ground floor; mezzanine.

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Origin of entresol

1765–75; < French: literally, between-floor, equivalent to entre- inter- + sol floor < Latin solum ground
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entresol

/ (ˌɒntrəˈsɒl, French ɑ̃trəsɔl) /

noun

another name for mezzanine (def. 1)

Word Origin for entresol

C18: from French, literally: between floors, from entre- inter- + sol floor, ground, from Latin solum
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