antehall

[ an-tee-hawl ]
/ ˈæn tiˌhɔl /

noun

a room or hall serving as a waiting room and entrance to a larger hall.

Origin of antehall

First recorded in 1840–50; ante- + hall
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Examples from the Web for antehall

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

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