city room


Definition of city room

: the department where local news is handled in a newspaper editorial office

Examples of city room in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For an hour after the seismic event unfolded, phones rang wildly in the city room of the newspaper then located in the Sun Iron Building on East Baltimore Street, from the frightened and curious, seeking more particulars on what transpired. Frederick N. Rasmussen,, 26 Aug. 2021 One day, the phone rang on my desk in the Herald city room. Jeff Leen, Washington Post, 30 Dec. 2020 The perfect pine candle can make a tiny city room feel like a log cabin, and subtle citrus notes turn a drab living room suddenly luxe. Ella Riley-adams, Vogue, 30 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of city room

1895, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of city room was in 1895

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“City room.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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