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[split-lev-uh l] /ˈsplɪtˈlɛv əl/
noting a house having a room or rooms that are somewhat above or below adjacent rooms, with the floor levels usually differing by approximately half a story.
a split-level house.
Origin of split-level
1945-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The split-level design provides for a gallery overlooking the dance floor.
  • In between them, and protected by high concrete walls, is a split-level deck containing a swimming pool.
  • Instead of saving the world, you would be saving for a bigger split-level.
  • The fire started in the lower level of a split-level house and advanced to the upstairs.
  • The concrete ramp shown in this report is a split-level ramp to accommodate boats of different heights.
  • It was a split-level structure that was seven stories high on one side and built of reinforced concrete.
  • Dormers, split-level roofs and lots of nooks and crannies create the perfect nest for burning embers.
  • In the case of a split-level house, the calculated floor area shall be the vertical projected floor area of the living quarters.
  • Another significant difference was the split-level floor plan of the new hotel.
British Dictionary definitions for split-level


(of a house, room, etc) having the floor level of one part about half a storey above or below the floor level of an adjoining part
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