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[pley-room, -roo m] /ˈpleɪˌrum, -ˌrʊm/
a room set aside for children's play or adult recreation.
Origin of playroom
First recorded in 1810-20; play + room Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • And she drove them before her into the playroom and closed the door on them.

    Mary's Rainbow

    Mary Edward Feehan
  • After supper Miss Rose called to her, as the children were going to the playroom.

    Clematis Bertha B. Cobb
  • Would you like to take Deborah to the playroom for a while, and play with her there?

    Clematis Bertha B. Cobb
  • I say, Mothery, can't we—us children, I mean—have lunch in the playroom?

    Marjorie's Busy Days Carolyn Wells
  • It was impossible not to fancy the baby was a doll, and the church some European playroom.

    In the South Seas Robert Louis Stevenson
  • When our generation were yet in the cradle and playroom it was still a living fact.

    In the South Seas Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Then he started out of the playroom in search of Lee and Gay.

    The Seven Darlings Gouverneur Morris
  • It may read thin here; it would smack racily in the playroom.

    Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin Robert Louis Stevenson
  • "All right," said Janet, as she hurried downstairs from the playroom to the kitchen.

  • The playroom was really a part of the attic, partitioned off and lighted.

    Keineth Jane D. Abbott
British Dictionary definitions for playroom


/ˈpleɪˌruːm; -ˌrʊm/
a recreation room, esp for children
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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