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family room

a room in a house used as a center for family activities.
Origin of family room
First recorded in 1850-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Morgan returned to what he'd called the family room of the yacht.

    Talents, Incorporated William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • The family room was unlighted by candles, as often happened.


    Mary Hartwell Catherwood
  • So much hilarity in the family room drew the Pawnee servants.


    Mary Hartwell Catherwood
  • By another door, this leads to the kitchen, or family room, which is lighted by three windows.

    Rural Architecture Lewis Falley Allen
  • The winter stock of smoked fish hangs in the family room, sending forth an ancient and fish-like smell.

  • Her son who had grown up big, while she grew down little, went back to the family room with her.


    Mary Hartwell Catherwood
  • He admitted us and took us into the family room, where there was a lamp dimly burning on a center-table.

  • Bors found himself looking at the door of the family room, where Morgan had taken him.

    Talents, Incorporated William Fitzgerald Jenkins

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