class·​room ˈklas-ˌrüm How to pronounce classroom (audio)
: a place where classes meet

Examples of classroom in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Foreign students now make up 40% of all incoming university students in the Netherlands, and Dutch classrooms and student housing are overloaded, with spaces becoming less accessible to locals. Lenora Chu, The Christian Science Monitor, 20 Sep. 2023 In August 2022, the Keller Independent School District in North Texas removed more than 40 books from its libraries and classrooms that had been challenged by parents. Timothy Bella, Washington Post, 20 Sep. 2023 The school also had to help teachers adjust classroom management techniques so that small groups and independent work could both occur effectively. Tcrain, al, 19 Sep. 2023 The district introduced inclusive classrooms at more schools this year, among other measures, but planning teams are only being launched at every school this fall. Christopher Huffaker,, 19 Sep. 2023 In the synagogue’s deep, thick-walled cellars, classrooms and storage rooms were repurposed with cots and mattresses, and the kitchens cranked out hundreds of meals a day. Laura King, Los Angeles Times, 17 Sep. 2023 The two sides have been bargaining for more than seven months without measurable agreement on key issues, including cost of living raises, class sizes, teacher planning time and how to handle students whose behavior repeatedly disrupts classrooms. oregonlive, 15 Sep. 2023 Wood believes trust is fundamental to the classroom. Hannah Natanson, Anchorage Daily News, 18 Sep. 2023 Click here to access the printable version of today’s CNN 10 transcript CNN 10 serves a growing audience interested in compact on-demand news broadcasts ideal for explanation seekers on the go or in the classroom. CNN, 18 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1777, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of classroom was in 1777

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“Classroom.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

Kids Definition


class·​room -ˌrüm How to pronounce classroom (audio)
: a room in a school or college in which classes meet

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