family room


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 Harriett Clagett Interiors for her expertise with the paint colors, layout of family room built-ins, many light fixtures, and picking out and customizing all our furniture and window treatments. Lennie Omalza, The Courier-Journal, "From South Carolina to Norton Commons, this custom-built home boasts seaside vibe, decor," 9 Jan. 2020 Great for entertaining, an open bar and formal dining room are beside a glass-front wine room, and additional features include a breakfast room, family room, upstairs game room, and study/library. Emilia Benton, Houston Chronicle, "Contemporary River Oaks-area home combines English architecture, modern design," 28 Dec. 2019 In the main area, the spacious, open great room is made up of the living room, family room, den and formal dining room, according to the listing. Hannah Chubb,, "Cheryl Tiegs Lists Her Balinese-Style L.A. Mansion for $18.5M," 27 Nov. 2019 Both Leanne Ford and Alison Victoria had won an episode each before Jasmine won the family room episode, and then the finale on Monday. Lindsey Ramsey, House Beautiful, "Jasmine Roth Wins First Season of 'Rock the Block'," 12 Nov. 2019 Flynn identified three particularly versatile — and maybe unexpected — pieces that can boost your family room’s seating capacity, and recommended a few stylish options in each category. Washington Post, "How to seat a crowd when space and money are tight," 23 Oct. 2019 The well-proportioned living room sports hardwood floors and a sizable fireplace, while the adjacent eat-in kitchen has high-end appliances and opens to an informal dining area and family room., The Mercury News, "Photos: Ex-Facebook VP asks $35 million for major-league Silicon Valley mansion," 12 Sep. 2019 The family room and eating area have holiday gnomes, wool animals and snowflakes, and soft snowy owls, felt deer and other woodland creatures pop up from a high shelf in the white kitchen with a vintage-looking tin ceiling. oregonlive, "Oregon families celebrate the holidays at home with well-loved traditions," 18 Dec. 2019 The family room features custom built-ins and direct access to a 740-square-foot deck with a wood-burning oven., "Chicago mansion with landscaped gardens, basketball court: $4.5M," 27 Nov. 2019

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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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22 Jan 2020

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“Family room.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 28 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of family room

US : a large, informal room in a family's house that is designed as a place for children and parents to spend time playing and relaxing
British : a room in a pub in which children are allowed

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