[ green-room, -roo m ]
/ ˈgrinˌrum, -ˌrʊm /


a lounge in a theater, broadcasting studio, or the like, for use by performers when they are not onstage, on camera, etc.

Origin of greenroom

1695–1705; green + room, probably so called because orig. painted green Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for greenroom


/ (ˈɡriːnˌruːm, -ˌrʊm) /


(esp formerly) a backstage room in a theatre where performers may rest or receive visitors

Word Origin for greenroom

C18: probably from its original colour
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