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sitting room

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 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The Ethels sat before the fire in the sitting room like judges on the bench.

    Ethel Morton's Holidays Mabell S. C. Smith
  • On the right was the one apartment, that was both dining and sitting room.

    Madame Bovary Gustave Flaubert
  • He found Keziah in the sitting room, seated by the table, evidently writing a letter.

    Keziah Coffin Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Mr. George said he wished to have a sitting room and bed room.

    Rollo in London Jacob Abbott
  • It was with difficulty the family could be driven into the sitting room in the evening.

  • "I think I saw her picture in the sitting room," he said gently.

    Blue-Bird Weather Robert W. Chambers
  • Mrs. McVeigh entered the sitting room some time after and was astonished to find her still there and alone.

    The Bondwoman Marah Ellis Ryan
  • She agreed and invited us into the sitting room, while she prepared something for us.

    Between the Lines Henry Bascom Smith
  • The door of the sitting room was opened quickly, and two boys dashed into the room.

    Chester Rand Horatio Alger, Jr
British Dictionary definitions for sitting room

sitting room

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