bedroom

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noun

bed·​room ˈbed-ˌrüm How to pronounce bedroom (audio)
-ˌru̇m
: a room furnished with a bed and intended primarily for sleeping
bedroomed
ˈbed-ˌrümd How to pronounce bedroom (audio)
-ˌru̇md
adjective

bedroom

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adjective

1
: dealing with, suggestive of, or inviting sexual relations
a bedroom farce
bedroom eyes
2
: inhabited or used by commuters
a bedroom community

Examples of bedroom in a Sentence

Adjective The play is a bedroom farce about a middle-aged couple. She looked at him with bedroom eyes.
Recent Examples on the Web
Noun
This single-story house presents a roomy floor plan, featuring four bedrooms and three bathrooms. Bay Area Home Report, The Mercury News, 16 Feb. 2024 Inside the house, Jefferson was playing video games in a bedroom in which her 8-year-old nephew was also present. Emerson Clarridge, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 16 Feb. 2024 The children were found deceased in the bedroom but their causes of death have not been determined. Samira Asma-Sadeque, Peoplemag, 16 Feb. 2024 Among the five bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms is the show-stopping primary suite. Mark David, Robb Report, 15 Feb. 2024 Welcome some color into your bedroom with the Garnet Hill Essential Down Comforter. Megan Ulu-Lani Boyanton, Better Homes & Gardens, 14 Feb. 2024 Initial findings show the fire originated in a bedroom and point toward a propane space heater, the fire department said. Kendrick Calfee, Kansas City Star, 3 Feb. 2024 The eTH also has a spacious living room which can also be converted into a bedroom with a queen-size bed and a closet. Kurt Knutsson, Cyberguy Report, Fox News, 3 Feb. 2024 Each of the five bedrooms has a king-size bed covered in a faux-fur throw and pillows, with a single large-format vintage photo commemorating Sheldon’s glory days hanging on the wall. Jen Murphy, Robb Report, 3 Feb. 2024
Adjective
By mid-2024, Wymara will add five more multi-bedroom villas, bringing the total up to 12, as well as a new restaurant and bar beside the villa beach. Julia Eskins, Travel + Leisure, 25 Feb. 2023 Many of the resorts also have multi-bedroom houses for group getaways. Annie Midori Atherton, Travel + Leisure, 20 Feb. 2023 Perfect for larger groups, Mediterranean-style, multi-bedroom villas are built into the hillside. Karen Cicero, Good Housekeeping, 1 Feb. 2023 In late 2016, the region got its first new hotel in two decades with the opening of Limelight Hotel Ketchum, which has 99 modern, upscale rooms and suites, plus 14 multi-bedroom condos, located in the heart of downtown. Sarah Kuta, Condé Nast Traveler, 21 Jan. 2022 The exceptional room options include bungalows with solar roofs and multi-bedroom villas, with a full kitchen and ocean-view living room. Karen Cicero, Good Housekeeping, 19 Dec. 2022 Many of the multi-bedroom suites and cottages here are rented for weeks at a time (with repeat guests year after year). Rachel King, Fortune, 23 Oct. 2022 White Elephant also has the most diverse options for accommodations from guest rooms and suites to multi-bedroom (and multi-story) cottages and residences. Rachel King, Fortune, 23 Oct. 2022 Rosewood Miramar Beach hotel includes luxury beachfront guestrooms, suites and multi-bedroom bungalows, a fitness studio, two pools and first-class beach service on the shores of Miramar Beach. Emily Longeretta, Variety, 20 Aug. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

Noun

1600, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1900, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of bedroom was in 1600

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“Bedroom.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bedroom. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

bedroom

noun
bed·​room
-ˌrüm,
-ˌru̇m
: a room used for sleeping
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