[ hous-wawr-ming ]
/ ˈhaʊsˌwɔr mɪŋ /
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a party to celebrate a person's or family's move to a new home.
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How to use housewarming in a sentence
In 1838 he attended the house-warming of Heloise Brisetout in rue Chauchat.Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z|Anatole Cerfberr and Jules Franois Christophe
I should go anyway, whether your house-warming-infair materializes or not.Dorothy's Travels|Evelyn Raymond
There was a great house-warming, on the night of the day, in which Aunt Dorothy Grumbit was brought back.Martin Rattler|R.M. Ballantyne
And of course I did so the very first thing, fetching him back with me to make the house-warming complete.Thirty Years in Australia|Ada Cambridge
Uncle Abe was terribly bored by the office seekers, even before the Presidential house-warming had scarcely began.Lincolniana|Andrew Adderup
British Dictionary definitions for housewarming
- a party given after moving into a new home
- (as modifier)a house-warming party
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