[ing-guh l-noo k]


a corner or nook near a fireplace; chimney corner.

Origin of inglenook

First recorded in 1765–75; ingle + nook Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for inglenook

Historical Examples of inglenook

  • At one side the dark wainscoting yawned to a cavernous fireplace and inglenook with seats in black leather.

    The Valiants of Virginia

    Hallie Erminie Rives

  • The old wife sang merrily as she sat in the inglenook stirring the soup, for she had never felt so sad.

  • "Noo," said Mr. Traill, when his overcome little guests were seated at a table in the inglenook.

    Greyfriars Bobby

    Eleanor Atkinson

  • An enormous wood fire blazed at one end of the hall, and in the inglenook sat a girl of some twenty summers.

    A Cotswold Village

    J. Arthur Gibbs

  • The latter began to move with uncertain steps after Phyllida, who shrank towards the shelter of the inglenook.

    The Passionate Elopement

    Compton Mackenzie

British Dictionary definitions for inglenook



British a corner by a fireplace; chimney corner
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