- a room in a home used, especially by a family, for leisure activities, entertaining guests, etc.; parlor.
- Lebensraum(def 2).
Origin of living room
First recorded in 1815–25
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Examples from the Web for living room
Vietnam was the “living-room war,” the first to be televised.You, Too, Could Be a Homicidal Zealot
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They lived in a tiny house, not much bigger than a large American living-room, with their two young daughters.Mandela, My Source: One Journalist’s Memory of Clandestine Meetings
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We had them all, lined up in lieu of books along the living-room walls: The Boyfriend, The Music Man, My Fair Lady.The Greatest Role My Father Ever Played
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Also in the mix is Google TV, software that connects the Internet to your living-room TV.New YouTube Redesign Is Google's Latest Plot to Take Over TV
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In the one-bedroom apartment, Rodrigo slept on the living-room couch and Emilio slept in the bedroom.The Undocumented Cross-Dresser
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July 3, 2010
Then they will be sure to meet me in the living-room before dinner.
Evelyn had been in the living-room when Grace and Elfreda returned from their shopping.
In the living-room they found Louise Sampson and half a dozen girls.
The dining-room was on the side opposite the living-room, and had also a bow-window.
We can get some flowers for the table and some to put in the living-room.Alice Adams
- a room in a private house or flat used for relaxation and entertainment of guests
Word Origin and History for living room
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