[ stil-room, -room ]

  1. (in a large house) a room for distilling or for the preparation of special foods and drinks.

  2. a room off a kitchen for making tea, coffee, etc., and for storing liquors, tea, preserves, jams, wine, etc.

Origin of stillroom

First recorded in 1700–10; still2 + room Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use stillroom in a sentence

  • Then we learnt to make all the cakes and dishes of the season in the still-room.

    My Lady Ludlow | Elizabeth Gaskell
  • The still room, the dumb pictures—even the heavy sideboard seemed to gain voice, and speak to him audibly.

    Night and Morning, Complete | Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • She brewed drinks, in some mysterious Asiatic equivalent to the still-room—drenches that smelt pestilently and tasted worse.

    Kim | Rudyard Kipling
  • Julie also stood up and laughed: I am not sure how many quarts I can hold, but there is still room for some more.

    Girl Scouts at Dandelion Camp | Lillian Elizabeth Roy
  • It is as if he had come all the way to the end of the world, and found there a great still room of peace.

    The Master of the Inn | Robert Herrick

British Dictionary definitions for still room

still room

  1. a room in which distilling is carried out

  2. a pantry or storeroom, as in a large house

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