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anteroom

[an-tee-room, -roo m] /ˈæn tiˌrum, -ˌrʊm/
noun
1.
a room that admits to a larger room.
2.
Origin of anteroom
1755-1765
First recorded in 1755-65; ante- + room
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anteroom

/ˈæntɪˌruːm; -ˌrʊm/
noun
1.
a room giving entrance to a larger room, often used as a waiting room
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Word Origin and History for anteroom
n.

also ante-room, 1762, literally "a room in front;" after French antichambre, Italian anticamera, from Latin ante "before" (see ante) + camera (see chamber).

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