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[ing-guh l-noo k] /ˈɪŋ gəlˌnʊk/
a corner or nook near a fireplace; chimney corner.
Origin of inglenook
First recorded in 1765-75; ingle + nook Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • At one side the dark wainscoting yawned to a cavernous fireplace and inglenook with seats in black leather.

    The Valiants of Virginia Hallie Erminie Rives
  • The old wife sang merrily as she sat in the inglenook stirring the soup, for she had never felt so sad.

  • "Noo," said Mr. Traill, when his overcome little guests were seated at a table in the inglenook.

    Greyfriars Bobby Eleanor Atkinson
  • An enormous wood fire blazed at one end of the hall, and in the inglenook sat a girl of some twenty summers.

    A Cotswold Village J. Arthur Gibbs
  • The latter began to move with uncertain steps after Phyllida, who shrank towards the shelter of the inglenook.

    The Passionate Elopement Compton Mackenzie
  • "Maybe they've got safe off towards the Cornish coast," said Kitty Trefyre, who sat knitting in the inglenook.

    A Fortunate Term

    Angela Brazil
  • Less widely known histories, each the traditional subject of inglenook talk in its own valley, may be found at every step.

  • The child fled to comforting arms in the inglenook and cried herself to sleep.

    Greyfriars Bobby Eleanor Atkinson
  • The same evening saw her seated in the inglenook opposite Nicholas Snyders, who smoked and seemed bored.

    The Soul of Nicholas Snyders Jerome K. Jerome
  • Here in the almost severe wainscoting, in inglenook and chimney-corner, one found the index to his fancy.

    The Lighted Match Charles Neville Buck
British Dictionary definitions for inglenook


(Brit) a corner by a fireplace; chimney corner
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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