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low-rise

[loh-rahyz] /ˈloʊˌraɪz/
adjective
1.
having a comparatively small number of floors, as a motel or townhouse, and usually no elevator.
noun
2.
a low-rise building.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60; on the model of high rise
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  • Beyond the blue minaret of the local mosque, the city is startlingly low-rise.
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British Dictionary definitions for low-rise

low-rise

adjective
1.
of or relating to a building having only a few storeys Compare high-rise
noun
2.
such a building
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