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

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The queen was in her bedchamber.
Recent Examples on the Web George Washington passed away in his and Martha's bedchamber. CBS News, "George Washington's turbulent retirement," 23 Feb. 2020 Walk the grounds from the 1793 carriage house to the 1806 mansion, where guests are invited to tour Gore’s office and library, guest bedchambers, servant quarters, and more., "Evening Enchantment," 9 Nov. 2019 Don't miss the queen's bedchambers, a masterpiece of over-the-top-ness; the legendary Hall of Mirrors, still used by the French government today to receive heads of state; or the three square miles of gardens. Caitlin Morton, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Most Beautiful Places in France," 5 Nov. 2019 Modern visitors can enjoy views through the oriel windows of the king’s bedchambers, or over the loch to the Forth bridges. Glasgow, USA TODAY, "Glasgow, Gateway to Scotland: Witness the beauty and history of these 15 majestic castles," 13 June 2019 Her cousin, Abigail Masham (played by Emma Stone in the film) did work her way up to be a woman of the bedchamber for Queen Anne (Olivia Colman), and ultimately supplanted Sarah as the monarch's Favorite. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "The True Ending of The Favourite: In Real Life, Lady Marlborough Got the Last Laugh," 5 Jan. 2019 Among the royal effects is a c. 1700 carved giltwood armchair possibly used by Louis XIV at official audiences in the royal bedchamber (the show elucidates the surprisingly public nature of certain palace rooms). Barrymore Laurence Scherer, WSJ, "‘Visitors to Versailles (1682-1789)’ Review: Virtual Time Travel," 11 Apr. 2018 The Weinsteinians are more like an imperial ruling class commanding unsuspecting young maidens to service them in their bedchambers. Kyle Smith, National Review, "This Hollywood Scandal Is Different," 24 Oct. 2017 Visitors can even sleep in the same bedchamber where Henry VIII once briefly slumbered alongside his (second) bride. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "Thornbury Castle, Honeymoon Spot of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, On Sale for $10.3 million," 14 Mar. 2017

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14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Bedchamber.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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