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antehall

[ an-tee-hawl ]
/ ˈæn tiˌhɔl /
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noun
a room or hall serving as a waiting room and entrance to a larger hall.
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Origin of antehall

First recorded in 1840–50; ante- + hall
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How to use antehall in a sentence

  • Passing through the antehall, he gained admission to Eberhard Ludwig's apartment.

  • His Highness's private waiting-men were examined, and the soldiers of the guard who stood in the lower antehall.

  • No word came from the palace, no Secret Service officers came to report to her, no courtiers thronged the antehall.

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