[ suhm-er-hous ]
/ ˈsʌm ərˌhaʊs /

noun, plural sum·mer·hous·es [suhm-er-hou-ziz] /ˈsʌm ərˌhaʊ zɪz/.

a simple, often rustic structure in a park or garden, intended to provide shade in the summer.

Origin of summerhouse

First recorded in 1350–1400, summerhouse is from the Middle English word sumer hous. See summer1, house Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for summerhouse


/ (ˈsʌməˌhaʊs) /


a small building in a garden or park, used for shade or recreation in the summer
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