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[stil-room, -roo m] /ˈstɪlˌrum, -ˌrʊm/
(in a large house) a room for distilling or for the preparation of special foods and drinks.
a room off a kitchen for making tea, coffee, etc., and for storing liquors, tea, preserves, jams, wine, etc.
Origin of stillroom
First recorded in 1700-10; still2 + room Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for still room
Historical Examples
  • The storm was gone; only its wreckage lay in the still room within.

    A Son of Hagar

    Sir Hall Caine
  • There is still room for inventors whose rights should be protected.

    Monopolies and the People Charles Whiting Baker
  • Ralegh had already been permitted to employ this out-house as a still room.

    Sir Walter Ralegh William Stebbing
  • The still room seemed a vortex for the distant noises of the street.

    Narcissus Evelyn Scott
  • It seemed to her that the afternoon light was terrible in the still room.

    Narcissus Evelyn Scott
  • There was still room left for many more in London than himself.

  • All his army was entertained and there was still room for as many more people.

    The Golden Maiden A. G. Seklemian
  • There was still room for another, and I invited Loring to join us.

    Sonia Between two Worlds Stephen McKenna
  • M. alone had no place, and the teacher said to her, "I have still room," she went.

  • It was difficult to so, and yet there was still room for error.

    Beatrice H. Rider Haggard
British Dictionary definitions for still room

still room

noun (Brit)
a room in which distilling is carried out
a pantry or storeroom, as in a large house
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