an·​te·​room | \ ˈan-ti-ˌrüm How to pronounce anteroom (audio) , -ˌru̇m \

Definition of anteroom

: a small outer room that leads to another room and that is often used as a waiting room

Examples of anteroom in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Two days beforehand, tickets could be picked up in the Prince’s Chamber, an anteroom at Westminster Hall, or from the Duke of Ancaster’s house in Berkeley Square. Catherine Ostler, Town & Country, 24 Feb. 2022 The inn's eight guest rooms range from the small Oak Room, with a double bed, to the multi-room Manor House Suite, with a king-size bed and day bed in one room, and another day bed in an anteroom. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 21 Jan. 2022 Lindsay-Hogg, the four Beatles and Ono gathered in a tiny anteroom just below the roof at around 12:30 in the afternoon. Roy Trakin, Variety, 10 Dec. 2021 It was used mainly for ceremonies, an anteroom of sorts between the spiritual and material worlds, with a hearth, a complex ventilation and chimney system, and a hole in the floor., 30 Sep. 2021 Bursts of laughter and clapping came from the anteroom across the hallway. The New Yorker, 9 Aug. 2021 Steps away from the Attorney General’s office, in the Justice Department headquarters, in Washington, there is a ceremonial anteroom. David Rohde, The New Yorker, 15 June 2021 The anteroom looked like a dingy rental-car office. Jennifer Miller, Washington Post, 24 May 2021 Many of the newspaper poems land in an anteroom near the fourth-floor elevator, a long corridor away from the show’s main portion. Globe Staff,, 17 Mar. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of anteroom

1668, in the meaning defined above

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“Anteroom.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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an·​te·​room | \ ˈan-ti-ˌrüm How to pronounce anteroom (audio) , -ˌru̇m \

Kids Definition of anteroom

: a room used as an entrance to another

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