[ ing-guh l-noo k ]
/ ˈɪŋ gəlˌnʊk /


a corner or nook near a fireplace; chimney corner.


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Origin of inglenook

First recorded in 1765–75; ingle + nook Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for inglenook

/ (ˈɪŋɡəlˌnʊk) /


British a corner by a fireplace; chimney corner
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