living room


a room in a home used, especially by a family, for leisure activities, entertaining guests, etc.; parlor.

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Origin of living room

First recorded in 1815–25 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for living room

living room


a room in a private house or flat used for relaxation and entertainment of guests
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Word Origin and History for living room

living room


"room set up for ordinary social use," 1795 (as opposed to bedroom, dining room, etc.); from living (n.) + room (n.).

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