caf·​e·​to·​ri·​um | \ ˌka-fə-ˈtȯr-ē-əm How to pronounce cafetorium (audio) \

Definition of cafetorium

: a large room (as in a school building) designed for use both as a cafeteria and an auditorium

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Recent Examples on the Web And a look inside reveals several classrooms that are close to being ready for finishing work, while areas such as the cafetorium and gymnasium in other parts of the building are less complete. Chuck Fieldman,, "Classrooms taking shape in new Hinsdale Middle School building," 12 July 2018 At the back of the cafetorium is the school’s music room, providing easy access to the stage for setting up performances. Kathleen Mcwilliams, Courant Community, "Flexibility, History: Architects Unveil Plans For Rocky Hill Intermediate School," 3 May 2018 This Olmsted Early Childhood PTA event is March 10 in the school's cafetorium. Joanne Berger Dumound/special To,, "Local barns add mysterious flavor in Olmsted community: Olmsted Dates and Data," 19 Feb. 2018 For anyone wishing to meet her, there will be a reception on Tuesday, February 20, after a 6 p.m. board of education meeting in the Academic Center cafetorium, 34620 Bainbridge Road, where the new superintendent will address the public. Linda Gandee/special To,, "Roxann Ramsey-Caserio named new North Ridgeville schools superintendent," 11 Feb. 2018 Anti-bully assembly: The North Ridgeville City School District welcomes educational comedian, Keith Deltano, for a parent/student anti-bullying assembly at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 2 in the North Ridgeville Academic Center cafetorium. Julie A. Short/special To,, "Avon Lake Big Kids Closet Resale event is Saturday: Short Takes on Avon, Avon Lake and North Ridgeville," 16 Oct. 2017 A $9.4 million K-6 expansion in Bay Minette that includes 35 classrooms, a new cafetorium, administration and media center. John Sharp,, "Baldwin schools unveil details of massive building plan to cheers and questions: What about us?," 19 July 2017 At Whittier Christian High School the theater department has only the cafeteria part of the cafetorium to work with. Kaitlin Wright, Orange County Register, "No theater? No problem for these drama students," 17 May 2017 The curtains will open on four performances of the fun and family appropriate musical in the school cafetorium at 6:30 p.m. on Feb 9-11, plus a 2:30 p.m. matinee performance on Feb. 11. Andrea Mills, Orange County Register, "In Our Schools: El Rancho students bring ‘Legaly Blonde’ to stage," 25 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of cafetorium

1952, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cafetorium

blend of cafeteria and auditorium

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“Cafetorium.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jun. 2020.

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