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house·top

 (hous′tŏp′)
n.
The roof of a house.
Idiom:
shout/proclaim from the housetops
To make known publicly.

housetop

(ˈhaʊsˌtɒp)
n
1. (Architecture) the roof of a house
2. proclaim from the housetops to announce (something) publicly

house•top

(ˈhaʊsˌtɒp)

n.
the top or roof of a house.
Idioms:
from the housetops, publicly; so that all can hear.
[1520–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.housetop - the roof of a househousetop - the roof of a house; "shout it from the housetops"
roof - a protective covering that covers or forms the top of a building
Translations

housetop

[ˈhaʊstɒp] Ntejado m
to shout sth from the housetopspregonar algo a los cuatro vientos

housetop

[ˈhaʊsˌtɒp] n to proclaim or shout sth from the housetops (fig) → proclamare qc ai quattro venti
References in classic literature ?
It floated out upon the night, over the housetops, the crescent of the river, losing itself in the silence of the upper air.
"Of course I don't shout that fact on the housetops," the Captain addressed me pointedly, "any more than our friend his shipwreck adventure.
Then suddenly, as we approached Kew, came a number of people running, and the upperworks of a Martian fighting- machine loomed in sight over the housetops, not a hundred yards away from us.
He looked up to the skies, over the housetops, faintly blue, growing clearer every moment.
Now, the clustered roofs, and piles of buildings, trembling with the working of engines, and dimly resounding with their shrieks and throbbings; the tall chimneys vomiting forth a black vapour, which hung in a dense ill-favoured cloud above the housetops and filled the air with gloom; the clank of hammers beating upon iron, the roar of busy streets and noisy crowds, gradually augmenting until all the various sounds blended into one and none was distinguishable for itself, announced the termination of their journey.
His nickname through the wards was 'Little Friend of all the World'; and very often, being lithe and inconspicuous, he executed commissions by night on the crowded housetops for sleek and shiny young men of fashion.
And all the clouds that lowered o'er our housetops,
The tone in which the word was voiced gave it all the effect of having been shouted from the housetops
The best of them looked over the garden; some of the others had a view of the blue lagoon, above the opposite rough-tiled housetops. They were all dusty and even a little disfigured with long neglect, but I saw that by spending a few hundred francs I should be able to convert three or four of them into a convenient habitation.
The vast concourse of people swung their hats and shouted--the windows and housetops in the wide vicinity burst into a snowstorm of waving handkerchiefs, and the wavers of the same mingled their cheers with those of the masses below.
He sent over to the housetops for a lot of sparrows and ordered them to lay their eggs in old thrushes' nests and sent their young to the ladies and swore they were all thrushes!
At length the train came into London over the housetops; and down below lay the gritty streets with their yet un-needed lamps a-glow, on a hot, light, summer night.