entresol

[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.

Origin of entresol

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

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British Dictionary definitions for entresol

entresol

noun
  1. 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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