family room

noun

Definition of family room

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

Examples of family room in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The home’s expansive layout offers a multitude of rooms on the main level, including a living room, family room, sun room, mud room, dining room, office and a library. Baltimore Sun, 2 June 2022 Johnson often works from home, watching games in the spare bedroom — where his old UCLA locker room chair sits in a corner — or a family room alongside his wife and sons Jowie, 3, and Marquie, 5. Los Angeles Times, 1 June 2022 The home’s lower level has a family room, en suite bedroom and kitchen. New York Times, 1 June 2022 The lower level has a family room, laundry room, exercise room and a separate apartment with a living room, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. Kathy Orton, Washington Post, 13 May 2022 The top floor and attic area are open plan and include a family room, a dining area, another kitchen, an owner’s suite and sleeping quarters. Lauren Beale, Forbes, 3 Nov. 2021 The first floor consists of a living room, dining room, solarium, family room, kitchen, mudroom and a screened porch. cleveland, 27 May 2022 The steel and glass house has walls of windows with views of the treetops and Santa Monica Mountains; a double-sided fireplace; a family room; a generous kitchen; and a primary bedroom with fireplace and large bathroom suite. The Week Staff, The Week, 22 May 2022 The large family room, just off the kitchen, accommodated the Oshies’ three children and two dogs. Kathy Orton, Washington Post, 20 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of family room

1772, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of family room was in 1772

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Last Updated

15 Jun 2022

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“Family room.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/family%20room. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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