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sitting room

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noun
  1. a small living room, often one that forms part of a suite in a hotel, private house, etc.

Origin of sitting room

First recorded in 1765–75
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Examples from the Web for sitting room

Historical Examples

  • The Bines what-not in the sitting-room was grimly orthodox in its equipment.

    The Spenders

    Harry Leon Wilson

  • But the left has a sitting-room and bedroom, with a bathroom between the two.

  • Rico did not find his cousin in the sitting-room; so he went to the kitchen, and opened the door.

    Rico and Wiseli

    Johanna Spyri

  • Just as she opened the door of Andrew's cottage, Wiseli came out of the sitting-room.

    Rico and Wiseli

    Johanna Spyri

  • She knew that Andrew lay within in the bed-room behind the sitting-room.

    Rico and Wiseli

    Johanna Spyri


British Dictionary definitions for sitting room

sitting room

noun
  1. a room in a private house or flat used for relaxation and entertainment of guests
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