Definition of alleyway in English:


Pronunciation /ˈalēˌwā/ /ˈæliˌweɪ/


another term for alley
  • ‘But after a chase through snickets and alleyways, he again got away.’
  • ‘Mr Gibbs advises people to avoid poorly-lit alleyways and instead walk on main thoroughfares.’
  • ‘Any child riding these in a public place including roads, pathways and alleyways is breaking the law.’
  • ‘An alleyway called Vyse Lane would be opened to the public again for the first time since the Second World War.’
  • ‘His bronze skin glistens in the sunlight while he walks along the alleyways.’
  • ‘The children scamper, disappearing into dark alleyways and secret passages.’
  • ‘Her heart pounded against her chest as she ran down the back streets and alleyways.’
  • ‘He was right next to us as we walked down the alleyways and through the crowded streets.’
  • ‘We should always be edgy when we walk down dark alleyways in the middle of the night and be scared of lorries on the motorway.’
  • ‘Carefully he picked her up in his arms and walked through the alleyways to get to his home.’
  • ‘Walking up the alleyway he took a key from his pocket and opened the door.’
  • ‘She walked all day, plodding down deserted alleyways and running across busy intersections.’
  • ‘From the length of the Royal Mile runs a spider's web of cobbled alleyways, ancient courtyards and wynds.’
  • ‘He even volunteered to walk down the middle of the alleyway when a ball became stuck in the gutter.’
  • ‘The High Street has many alleyways that are worth exploring.’
  • ‘A total of 14 authorities, including Leeds and Bradford, have applied for powers to shut off alleyways.’
  • ‘They created a network of more or less typical city blocks, some with alleyways and private drives.’
  • ‘Eventually the crumbling brick and wood houses of the alleyways gave way to the great space of the mosque, its massive dome towering above us.’
  • ‘The Lanes are a network of intriguing cobblestoned streets and alleyways filled with wee shops, galleries and eateries.’
  • ‘We went through several alleyways this morning, and people would just creep out slowly.’



/ˈalēˌwā/ /ˈæliˌweɪ/