family room


US : a large room designed as a recreation center and informal gathering place for members of a family
British : a room in a pub where children are allowed

Examples of family room in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The geometric design makes for distinct interior spaces, including the family room complete with an oversized fireplace and built-ins. Spencer Elliott, Forbes, 26 Feb. 2024 In the family room to hold games, books, and magazines was another. Amy Panos, Better Homes & Gardens, 20 Feb. 2024 Elsewhere is a library/office with custom built-ins and a spacious family room that flows out to one of the home’s large Ipe wood decks. Mark David, Robb Report, 15 Feb. 2024 Downstairs, the basement family room boasts a big, comfy couch and a large projector for watching movies and University of Louisville games. Lennie Omalza, The Courier-Journal, 8 Feb. 2024 The colossal kitchen/family room combination, which spans some 5,000 square feet on its own, has a coffered ceiling and is complete with a sumptuous lounge area. James McClain, Robb Report, 16 Feb. 2024 This is a great accent piece to add to the family room. Micaela Arnett, Rolling Stone, 16 Feb. 2024 French doors open up to a central courtyard, uniquely designed to allow the homeowner and their guests access to the kitchen, family room, and formal living room. Angel Saunders, Peoplemag, 14 Feb. 2024 The daylight finished basement with high ceilings features two oversized bedrooms and a second family room. Kansas City Star, 25 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1772, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of family room was in 1772

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“Family room.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

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