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greenroom

[green-room, -roo m]
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noun
  1. a lounge in a theater, broadcasting studio, or the like, for use by performers when they are not onstage, on camera, etc.
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Origin of greenroom

1695–1705; green + room, probably so called because orig. painted green
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Historical Examples of greenroom

  • An appointment was made in the greenroom of Drury Lane Theatre.

    Beaux and Belles of England

    Mary Robinson

  • There was no one in the greenroom now save Fauchery and himself.

  • He has committed all of Heine to memory and in the greenroom reads Sanscrit.

    Old Fogy

    James Huneker

  • But the more I think of her visit to the greenroom, the more inexplicable it appears to me.

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    Phillipe de Massa

  • Consequently his habits were not too good, and he haunted the greenroom of the opera.


British Dictionary definitions for greenroom

greenroom

noun
  1. (esp formerly) a backstage room in a theatre where performers may rest or receive visitors
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Word Origin for greenroom

C18: probably from its original colour
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