What is another word for alley?

Pronunciation: [ˈalɪ] (IPA)

An alley is a narrow pathway between buildings or walls. Synonyms for the word alley include backstreet, passage, lane, pathway, walkway, and sidestreet. A backstreet usually refers to a smaller, less busy street behind the main road. A passage is a narrow and often covered walkway. A lane is a narrow road, usually without sidewalks, that is less busy than a main road. A pathway has the connotation of being natural or more organic than a paved alley or lane. A walkway is a paved path for pedestrians, often found in parks or gardens. Finally, a sidestreet is a smaller road that connects two main roads.

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Usage examples for Alley

In her ascending alley Betty should, by the end of February, have got far enough not to have taken Miranda Venables to lunch at the Trattoria Buonaventura with her friends Gina Lunelli and Morello, the painter.
"The Furnace"
Rose Macaulay
We have no need, nor have we any right, to follow Massingbred as he strolled out to walk alone in an alley of the wood.
"The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. II (of II)"
Charles James Lever
He told the girl mech to go to the rear of the building and between them they managed to get a window open and Frank lifted her out into the alley.
"The Love of Frank Nineteen"
David Carpenter Knight

Famous quotes with Alley

  • I grew up playing in an alley on the south side of Milwaukee.
    Jane Kaczmarek
  • Adam Levine and I remade the Rolling Stones' classic Wild Horses, and it is right up my alley, that whole style. It has a style of its own but still stays very true to the classic arrangement, and I love it.
    Alicia Keys
  • Time has lost all meaning in that nightmare alley of the Western world known as the American mind.
    Florence King
  • Having a family is like having a bowling alley installed in your head.
    Martin Mull
  • Having children is like having a bowling alley installed in your brain.
    Martin Mull

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