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

  • My bedroom was on the first floor, above an entresol, and looked into the back street.

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  • Mrs. Entresol is an old acquaintance of mine, and I esteem her highly.

  • The solar was an intermediate storey, resembling the French entresol.

  • He would come down from the entresol and talk to his mother quite often.

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  • On reaching the second room I was referred to another room on the entresol.

British Dictionary definitions for entresol


  1. another name for mezzanine (def. 1)
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Word Origin

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