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 In the ‘original situation’ of the Queen’s bedchamber, the luminaries blockchain ‘passing’ in several senses. Matthew Carey Salyer, Forbes, 13 May 2021 The painting, previously known simply as Portrait of a Woman, is part of the United Kingdom’s Royal Collection and currently hangs in Mary, Queen of Scots’ bedchamber at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh. Nora Mcgreevy, Smithsonian Magazine, 11 June 2020 George Washington passed away in his and Martha's bedchamber. CBS News, 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., 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, 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, 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, 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, 11 Apr. 2018

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14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Bedchamber.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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