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[room-foo l, roo m-] /ˈrum fʊl, ˈrʊm-/
noun, plural roomfuls.
an amount or number sufficient to fill a room.
Origin of roomful
First recorded in 1700-10; room + -ful
Usage note
See -ful. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Mrs. O'Callaghan was standing in the doorway and looking in at the roomful of beds.

    The Widow O'Callaghan's Boys Gulielma Zollinger
  • You could have heard the roomful of them catch breath together.

    Little Novels of Italy Maurice Henry Hewlett
  • You don't mean that I can serve that roomful of enemies in there?

    We Two Edna Lyall
  • What was Congress, any way, but a roomful of men whom nobody heeded?

  • She went up on the platform, and faced the roomful of children.

    Beautiful Joe Marshall Saunders
British Dictionary definitions for roomful


/ˈruːmfʊl; ˈrʊm-/
noun (pl) -fuls
a number or quantity sufficient to fill a room: a roomful of furniture
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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