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antechamber

[ an-tee-cheym-ber ]
/ ˈæn tiˌtʃeɪm bər /
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noun
a chamber or room that serves as a waiting room and entrance to a larger room or an apartment; anteroom.
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Origin of antechamber

1650–60; earlier antichamber<French antichambre, as translation of Italian anticamera, equivalent to anti- (<Latin ante-ante-) + camerachamber
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British Dictionary definitions for antechamber

antechamber
/ (ˈæntɪˌtʃeɪmbə) /

noun
another name for anteroom

Word Origin for antechamber

C17: from Old French, from Italian anticamera; see ante-, chamber
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