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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. 2017.
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  • As to the narrowness of the field of operations, there was still room enough to fight.

    Three Years' War Christiaan Rudolf de Wet
  • The storm was gone; only its wreckage lay in the still room within.

    A Son of Hagar Sir Hall Caine
  • We may say, perhaps, that it came to an end with the Reformation; but there was still room for it, and it might start up any day.

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

    Monopolies and the People Charles Whiting Baker
  • Nevertheless, there was still room for excitement and drollery in the perennial question of the seats.

  • Ralegh had already been permitted to employ this out-house as a still room.

    Sir Walter Ralegh William Stebbing
  • Flipping an intercom switch, his voice snapped out cold in the still room.

    Infinite Intruder Alan Edward Nourse
  • It seemed to her that the afternoon light was terrible in the still room.

    Narcissus Evelyn Scott
  • With due allowance for a friendly critic, there is still room for the three-fourths labelled normal, of "natural mental capacity."

    The Battle with the Slum Jacob A. Riis.
  • All his army was entertained and there was still room for as many more people.

    The Golden Maiden A. G. Seklemian
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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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