bedchamber

noun

bed·​cham·​ber ˈbed-ˌchām-bər How to pronounce bedchamber (audio)

Examples of bedchamber in a Sentence

The queen was in her bedchamber.
Recent Examples on the Web Late in the series, James and George make love in a royal bedchamber built entirely outside, with broad swaths of rich fabric draped over trees. Alison Herman, Variety, 5 Apr. 2024 But then there’s other scenes, like Noble’s bedchamber. Brian Davids, The Hollywood Reporter, 27 Dec. 2023 Drama, drama, in the royal bedchamber! Get Your Tickets Here Ivinghoe Beacon Location: Ivinghoe, East Buckinghamshire Features as: Field and landscape shots when the Bridgertons are roaming beyond their second home, Aubrey Hall. Rachel Silva, ELLE Decor, 8 Sep. 2023 One of the most famous illuminations in the volume shows Henry himself seated in what appears to be a lush bedchamber. V.m. Braganza, Smithsonian Magazine, 29 Aug. 2023 Tipu slept in a hammock suspended from the ceiling of his bedchamber, with his sword at his side. Amarachi Orie, CNN, 24 May 2023 One of the most playful and unexpected moments comes via a fuzzy white cabinet by Fernando Laposse, which occupies the otherwise reserved state bedchamber. Camille Okhio, ELLE Decor, 14 Apr. 2023 The bedroom suites were so lavishly appointed that the question of who slept where was resolved without much discussion, and there were lords of the bedchamber to bring the brothers their nightgowns and show them the wardrobes filled with royal garments appropriate to their stature. Salman Rushdie, The New Yorker, 5 Dec. 2022 They were assigned a host of responsibilities, including delivering fresh water to students’ rooms, emptying bedchamber pots, cleaning stables, cooking meals and running errands, according to Jody Lynn Allen, director of the Lemon Project and an assistant professor of history. Washington Post, 7 May 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bedchamber was in the 14th century

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“Bedchamber.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bedchamber. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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bedchamber

noun
bed·​cham·​ber -ˈchām-bər How to pronounce bedchamber (audio)

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